Proceedings 199 IEEE/IEEJ/JSAI International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (Cat. No.99TH8383)

5-8 Oct. 1999

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  • Proceedings 199 IEEE/IEEJ/JSAI International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (Cat. No.99TH8383)

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • IEEE Standards Association - Overview for ITSC'99 [slide presentation]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):412 - 415
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    This article consists of a collection of slides from the author's PowerPoint conference presentation. The presentation covers: Historical Perspective; IEEE Standards Association: Some Basics; and 1999 Strategic Initiatives. View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1014 - 1017
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  • Designing a human vehicle interface for an intelligent community vehicle

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):740 - 745
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    This paper describes the design of a human vehicle interface (HVI) for an autonomous road vehicle. It presents ongoing research work in the Intelligent Vehicle Laboratory of NTU. It includes the research works of fellow researchers to illustrate the integration of the vehicle physical systems to the human interface. The experimental vehicle platform is an electric vehicle with an on-board computer... View full abstract»

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  • InfoMirror-agent-based information assistance to drivers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):734 - 739
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
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    “InfoMirror” is an ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) application framework that, provides agent-based information assistance to drivers through car navigation systems or on-board PCs. InfoMirror's use of agents allows flexible information retrieval over the Internet, and incorporates a high-speed event delivery facility that makes real-time information service possible. The goal of t... View full abstract»

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  • A generic framework for spoken dialogue systems and its application to a car navigation task

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):728 - 733
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    This paper presents EUROPA, a new generic framework for spoken dialogue systems, and its application to a car navigation task. A EUROPA-based system is based on keyword-spotting, i.e., it accepts and understands user's utterance as a set of keyword-sequences, to cope with the diversity of wording in spoken language. Applying voice interface techniques to practical tasks such as car navigation invo... View full abstract»

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  • Development of the road surface condition sensing system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 19
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    Equipment for estimating road surface conditions, capable of producing more advanced road surface condition output by combination of various surface sensors developed in the past, was produced and installed on the test truck of the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) of the Ministry of Construction in December 1998. Some experiments were made on the test truck of PWRI and the findings suggested... View full abstract»

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  • Signal control for speeding vehicle control, on major roads at night

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):622 - 626
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    The development of the motorized society in Japan has been remarkable in recent years as evidenced by the increasing number of vehicles, as well as the increasing number of persons with a driving license. At the same time, the number of fatalities due to traffic accidents has been increasing, which has is a major social problem. On the other hand, thanks to improvements in the vehicular traffic en... View full abstract»

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  • Displaying method for on-board displays adaptive to luminance of the driving environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):722 - 727
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    Recently, number of on-board visual display, such as a navigation system is increasing. A driver gazes such display in short period of time in driving. Thus, it is important to improve visibility of the on-board display. We propose two methods about visibility improvement of on-board display. First, we mention about simulating method of creation of the perceived brightness distribution of a scene ... View full abstract»

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  • About the Internet as ITS

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):478 - 483
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    The Miyagi Prefectural Police HQ developed and installed its own Internet server at its traffic control center with a view to secure safe and smooth traffic within the prefecture by providing various types of traffic-related information, including traffic regulations required for securing emergency transport routes in case of a large-scale disaster and in connection with various special events to ... View full abstract»

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  • Installation and use of back-and-forth audible traffic signal for visually impaired pedestrians

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1003 - 1007
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    We examine different features of audible traffic signals capable of providing pedestrians with audible directional pointers at pedestrian crossings on roads of 20 meters wide or more, the installation of such signals, and appropriate intersections for their installation. Through this research we found that back-and-forth audible traffic signals, which emit the same or different sounds alternately,... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous driving on vehicle test tracks: overview, implementation and vehicle diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 67
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (9)
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    This article describes the implementation of the Autonomous Driving project. Furthermore, it shows the concept of the vehicle diagnosis in detail. The vehicle diagnosis monitors a test car on a proving ground and substitutes the surveillance of a human test driver. Therefore, the human diagnostics capabilities have to be replaced by measuring equipment in order to automate the detection of malfunc... View full abstract»

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  • Uncoupled fuzzy controller for longitudinal and lateral control of a golf car-like AGV

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):142 - 147
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    The primary focus is on the development of an intelligent control scheme which is insensitive to parametric uncertainty, load and parameter fluctuations and most importantly amenable to real time implementation. We review some promising control schemes for steering and speed control of mobile robots. In this paper, we present an effective uncoupled direct fuzzy PD/PI control scheme for a particula... View full abstract»

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  • A method for identifying specific vehicles using template matching

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):8 - 13
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    A countermeasure for relieving traffic congestion is to employ a priority signal control system at the intersection, and in order to effect this signal control, it is essential to identifying public transport vehicles. As for the methods for identifying vehicles, while an image processing method for recognizing vehicles by reading the license plate numbers has already been put into practical use, ... View full abstract»

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  • A study on the effective road capacity and the modified road capacity: new evaluation parameters for traffic flow evaluation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):617 - 621
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    In this paper effective road capacity and modified road capacity are proposed as new parameters for traffic flow evaluation. By using these parameters, possible impacts of an inter-vehicle communications network under autonomous cruising and platooning are evaluated. These evaluations are carried out using the interchange highway road traffic flow simulator developed by the authors. It is shown th... View full abstract»

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  • Cut-in vehicle recognition system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):976 - 980
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    We developed a cut-in vehicle recognition system which uses image processing to cover the blind spot of the radar in the adaptive cruise control system. The developed recognition algorithm consists of two parts: the vehicle detection part and the vehicle tracking part. In the vehicle detection part, we used the density histogram of a differential image and pattern matching with a vehicle feature t... View full abstract»

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  • Development of advanced parking assistance system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):716 - 721
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    The development of advanced parking assistance system for assisting the driver to accomplish the parking task is described in this paper. The main issues in implementing the assistance system are the position sensing and the human guidance through human interface. The sensor suite selection, filtering scheme, guidance scheme, human interface scheme development process are described. The developed ... View full abstract»

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  • Travel time calculation method for expressway using toll collection system data

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):471 - 475
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    Travel time information is important for traffic control systems. If a toll collection system is adopted, we can calculate travel-time from toll collection system data. Little attention has been given to this because of the following problems. Unusual-data (data deviating from the main distribution of travel time data) removal is difficult. When there is only a small number of data, it is difficul... View full abstract»

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  • Environment protection management systems (EPMS)

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):998 - 1002
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    The environment protection management systems (EPMS), one of UTMS21 (universal traffic management systems), is administered by the National Police Agency. Its function is to reduce NOx and CO2 emitted by automobiles, thereby protecting the environment along the roadway. It does this by utilizing data on air pollution and vibrations to provide appropriate traffic information and signal c... View full abstract»

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  • LED traffic light as a communications device

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):788 - 793
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    The visible light from an LED (light emitting diode) traffic light can be modulated and encoded with information. Hence, it can be used for the broadcasting of audio messages or any traffic or road information. Essentially all LED traffic lights can be used as communications devices. The paper focuses on the description of an audio information system made up of high brightness, visible light emitt... View full abstract»

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  • Using stochastic-dominance relationships for bounding travel times in stochastic networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):55 - 60
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    We consider stochastic networks in which link travel times are dependent, discrete random variables. We present methods for computing bounds on path travel times using stochastic dominance relationships among link travel times, and discuss techniques for controlling tightness of the bounds. We apply these methods to shortest-path problems, show that the proposed algorithm can provide bounds on the... View full abstract»

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  • Improvement of railroad crossing signals

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):139 - 141
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    The subject measure was taken to implement the long-pending improvement of the train-sensing crossing signals installed at the Chifune-cho level crossing where National Route 56 and City road cross the Takahama Line of Iyo Railroad Corporation. To detect the so-called trapped vehicles that are left in a railroad crossing and to indicate them by the signal for the trains, we installed 10 pairs of r... View full abstract»

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  • Recognizing vehicle in infra-red images using IMAP parallel vision board

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 7
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    We describe a method to recognize vehicles, in particular to recognize which make it is and which type it is. Our system employs infra-red images so that we can use the same algorithm in day time and at night. The algorithm is based on vector quantization, originally proposed by Krumm (1997), and is implemented on the IMAP parallel image processing board. Our system makes the compressed database o... View full abstract»

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  • Bijogi junction duplexed traffic signal controller system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):611 - 616
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    The connection of the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway Route No. 5 (Ikebukuro Line) was connected to the Tokyo Outer Ring Expressway at the Bijogi junction and its limited use has continued thereafter. Also, following the extension of the Metropolitan Expressway Saitama Omiya Line to Yono City from the Bijogi junction, traffic lights were installed and put into service at the intersection of the link... View full abstract»

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  • Safety issues in intelligent cruise control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):970 - 975
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    The design of modern control concepts is a very important contribution to introducing automation systems into future traffic patterns. Here, first a strategy for autonomous intelligent cruise control, keeping a velocity dependent distance in order to provide automatically a constant time-headway is described. However, in the case of emergency, intelligent cruise control systems, which are especial... View full abstract»

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