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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Issue 1 • Feb. 1970

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): c1
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Highway electronic systems

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Aspects of the history of traffic signals

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):6 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
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    The history of traffic signals is traced from the signal fires which guided early man to the sophisticated electromechanical signal devices of today. Early experiments with officer-operated semaphores, lanterns, and electric lights are discussed. The influence of railroad signaling is noted, as are the innovative efforts of inventors who saw the problems of congestion and hazard developing to the ... View full abstract»

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  • The highway research board—Electronics and information

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):17 - 23
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    The Highway Research Board (HRB) was established in 1920 as a unit of the Division of Engineering, National Research Council, under the corporate authority of the National Academy of Sciences. Its purpose then, as now, was fourfold: 1) to stimulate highway research 2) to correlate highway research 3) to make known the findings of highway research 4) to undertake, when appropriate, special highway ... View full abstract»

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  • Electromagnetic loop vehicle detectors

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):23 - 30
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    Three different electromagnetic loop vehicle detector designs are described: self-tuning, bridge balance, and phase-shift. Principles of operation, design limitations, and design trade-offs for each method are presented in detail. The characteristics of the lead-in wire used are shown to be the primary limitation in loop detector performance and stability. Characteristics of commercially available... View full abstract»

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  • Radar, acoustic, and magnetic vehicle detectors

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):30 - 43
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    Three different physical phenomena are discussed as applied to the detection of roadway vehicular traffic. These detectors are the input data sources for vehicle-actuated traffic signal light control mechanisms, control systems, freeway surveillance, and statistical analysis. Radar detectors using microwave radio frequencies in the 2.5-10 MHz are discussed with regard to operating principles, desi... View full abstract»

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  • Future vehicle detection concepts

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):43 - 49
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    This paper presents some of the economic and technical considerations for development of future noncooperative vehicle-detector systems. Vehicle-detector accuracy requirements, installation cost, location, and the roadway environment are used to develop a set of preferred vehicle detector characteristics. In addition, a description of vehicle detectors, considered for development by the Bureau of ... View full abstract»

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  • A backbone highway communications system using coaxial cable

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):50 - 58
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    The problem of providing the communication link for modern highway management and control is analyzed. A 100- mile span of highway is analyzed for typical voice and control function requirements plus closed circuit television monitoring capability. Based on this analysis, the number of channels and hence the bandwidth required to meet typical requirements is developed. It is proposed that a coaxia... View full abstract»

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  • Highway communication using wide-band cable and inductive transmission methods

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):59 - 68
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    Problems are discussed that are presented by shortage of available radio channels if conventional space-wave propagation modes are to be utilized on any extensive basis in establishing new communication and control facilities on interstate highways to enhance safety and efficiency of operation. The need for an integrated-system approach to attain maximum efficiency in the use of the radio spectrum... View full abstract»

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  • A total highway communications system using F1-F1repeaters

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):69 - 73
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    As part of the future improvement of the nation's highways, the Bureau of Public Roads is planning a two-way communications system. This system will incorporate various sensors to provide for better control and also many safety and convenience services which would be desirable for more efficient use of the highways. A unique radio system confined to highway right-of-way which is economical and has... View full abstract»

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  • Characteristics of motorist aid communications systems

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):74 - 81
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    The nature and magnitude of the demand for emergency communications generated by users of rural freeways is described. A classification diagram of potential communications systems is presented and a preliminary selection of candidate systems is made on the basis of overall technical and economic considerations. The operating efficiency of the selected systems is analyzed in terms of their estimate... View full abstract»

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  • FLASH: A disabled vehicle detection system

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):82 - 89
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    The flash lights and send help (FLASH) system uses an electro-optical detector designed to enable passing drivers to conveniently summon assistance for motorists in distress. The driver signals at designated reporting stations by flashing his high-beam lights three times. A roadside unit detects the headlight flashes and transmits an identifying tone signal to a central monitoring station, whose o... View full abstract»

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  • Surveillance aspects of a computer-controlled traffic system

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):90 - 97
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    Some streets in the heart of Washington, D. C., are to become a test site for trying new traffic-control strategies. Surveillance (detection of vehicle presence and estimation of traffic conditions from this information) is an important function of this test site. Traffic parameters compatible with existing surveillance equipment and suitable for traffic control and evaluation have been selected, ... View full abstract»

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  • The application of a digital computer for traffic control

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):98 - 106
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    The use of digital computers in traffic is becoming more common, after years of experimentation and promise. Both the theoretical requirements of such systems and a description of the physical and programming characteristics of systems in operation in several locations in the United States will be dealt with. The improvements in traffic flow and the managerial, manpower, and organizational require... View full abstract»

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  • A merging control system for the urban freeway

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):107 - 120
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    A computer-directed traffic-control system is described which is being designed under the sponsorship of the Bureau of Public Roads. The system is intended to increase the efficiency and safety of the merging maneuver by detecting and tracking gaps in the merging lane of the freeway and by dynamically controlling ramp vehicles into these gaps. This system is also concerned with optimizing throughp... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicular tunnel traffic-flow control

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):120 - 127
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    A description of an operational vehicular tunnel traffic-flow control system is presented. Using photoconductive cells as vehicle detectors in the Lincoln Tunnel South Tube and a fixed logic hardware controller to activate traffic signals and signs at the tunnel entrance, traffic is metered in a manner which results in less congestion. The vehicle detectors use wall-mounted high-intensity light so... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic vehicle identification systems—Methods of approach

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):128 - 136
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    Many agencies, both governmental and private, in the highway transportation field need a system which would automatically identify motor vehicles. The basic concept of such a system requires a vehicle-mounted coded device, a transponder, that uniquely identifies that vehicle. As this vehicle comes within the range of a system interrogator installed along or on the highway, the code is read by this... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicular location and information systems

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):136 - 143
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    Various land mobile communities are actively seeking new tools which will offer significant improvements in the efficiency with which they manage the operations of their mobile fleets. The various types of location and information reporting techniques which can be used to supplement existing voice-radio communications to achieve this goal are described. Both fixed- and random-route location system... View full abstract»

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  • An electronic route-guidance system for highway vehicles

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):143 - 152
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    The electronic route-guidance system (ERGS) is the result of an effort by the Office of Research and Development, Bureau of Public Roads, to develop a new concept for guiding the motorist. To implement the concept, a system has been developed which makes use of electronic equipment both in the participating vehicles, and at intersections which are to supply guidance instructions. The system is des... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic vehicle guidance and control—A state of the art survey

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):153 - 161
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    Highway automation is an attractive possible solution to some of the problems posed by an ever-increasing number of motor vehicles, as it would probably result in substantial increases in traffic-flow rates and a dramatic reduction in the numbers of highway accidents and fatalities. One practical system involves a roadway complex of the future, consisting of both automated and nonautomated roads, ... View full abstract»

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  • Highway electronic systems—Today and tomorrow

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):161 - 167
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    The motoring public is increasingly conscious of the fact that the U. S. street and highway systems is rapidly becoming choked with vehicles. In many instances the answer to this problem does not lie in pouring more concrete. Instead it is necessary to first, ensure the proper balance between the various modes of transportation, air, water, road, guided or tracked vehicles, and in some cases the s... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): c4
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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology covers land, airborne, and maritime mobile services, vehicular electrotechnology, equipment, and systems identified with the automotive industry.

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