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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  • Improvement of infrastructure and preservation of global environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):820 - 824
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    At the Kyoto Conference on Global Warming (COP3) held in December, 1997, reduction targets for emissions of greenhouse gases were established. The Japanese government drafted “The Fundamental Principles for Advancing Countermeasures against Global Warming” in June, 1998, and is now drawing up comprehensive policies to implement countermeasures against global warming by 2010. Japan has ... 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 (5)
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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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  • A characterization of dynamic human braking behavior with implications for ACC design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):964 - 969
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    Skilled driving behavior can be characterized as tracking, control, and regulation of appropriate perceptual cues. Because of environmental complexity, drivers must restrict attention to appropriate perceptual cues and act to cause their vehicle to be in an acceptable perceptual state space. From experiments and supporting literature, we identify time headway and time-to-collision as plausible per... View full abstract»

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  • A robust vehicle detecting and tracking system for wet weather conditions using the IMAP-VISION image processing board

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):423 - 428
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    We present a robust vehicle detecting and tracking system for highway scenes of both dry and wet weather conditions taken from a forward-looking vehicle mounted camera. The system comprises the potential vehicle search, vehicle validation, and vehicle tracking processes. In order to overcome reduced visibility conditions, image normalization is performed automatically according to input image cont... View full abstract»

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  • 3 DOF modular eye for smart car

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):501 - 505
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    We present our work on the design of a 3 DOF modular eye for a smart car. This design is specially guided by the requirement of facilitating the cancellation of the camera frame (i.e., the merging of the camera frame with the pan-tilt frame). The design solution and the vision principle of canceling the camera frame are discussed in detail with real results View full abstract»

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  • Achievements of Nagano ITCS/PTPS

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):184 - 188
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    The aim of PTPS (Public Transportation Priority Systems), implemented as one of the urban traffic management systems (UTMS) at the winter Olympic games held in Nagano Prefecture in February 1998, was to support the smooth operation of the games by controlling traffic signals to ensure punctual operation of Olympic vehicles transporting Olympic personnel such as athletes and officers concerned dire... View full abstract»

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  • Signal control system (MODERATO) in JAPAN

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):988 - 992
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    We introduce the signal control system in Japan, called MODERATO (management of origin-destination related adaptation for traffic optimization). MODERATO is the nucleus of the integrated traffic control systems, and is the core of the universal traffic management systems (UTMS). This system is making a great contribution to the traffic safety and smoothness by using its advanced signal control tec... View full abstract»

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  • Travel time system by using vehicle information and communication system (VICS)

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):816 - 819
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    Aomori Prefecture has plans to operate a vehicle information and communication system (VlCS) to promote the universal traffic management system (UTMS) that is supported by the National Police Agency (NPA) for the fiscal year 2000. The VICS provides motorists with congestion information, predicted travel time, and other useful information. The predicted travel time is originally provided to motoris... View full abstract»

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  • Opportunistic planning for a fleet of transportation robots

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):668 - 672
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    Presents a heuristic solution to the dynamic transportation planning problem using a blackboard-based architectural approach. The proposed Intelligent Transportation Planning System is based on the Generic Blackboard Shell (GBS) and comprises traffic simulation and vehicle locomotion models as well as various problem-solving strategies. The realised dynamic vehicle assignment and routing strategie... 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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  • Inquiry into radio noise conditions on the real road

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):794 - 797
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    As a vehicle position detection system, an examination of a radio lane marker which is buried in a road is under review. It is the radio noise on a road and road environs that is an issue in the realization of the radio lane marker. In the paper, results of investigation into radio noise on the road is reported View full abstract»

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  • A flexible architecture for intelligent cruise control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):958 - 963
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    We present a concept of a flexible and modular architecture for intelligent cruise control (ICC). The architecture can be subdivided into three different processing steps: object-related analysis of sensor data, behavior-based scene interpretation and behavior planning. Each step works on collected sensor information as well as on a knowledge base, which can be broadened by external knowledge like... View full abstract»

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  • Recognition of vehicle registration mark on moving vehicles in an outdoor environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):418 - 422
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    We propose a method for segmenting vehicle registration plates and recognizing the registration mark on a moving vehicle in an outdoor environment. The algorithm first segments the plate from the vehicle and other complex objects in view, based on the plate color and its dimension. The segmented plate is then corrected in orientation and size, before being matched with a sub-set of templates in th... View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of daily traffic volumes by using autoregressive models

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):116 - 118
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    The Chiba Police Headquarters Traffic Control Center has accumulated traffic information such as traffic flows, time occupancy, and travel times. In this paper we attempt to predict the average daily traffic volumes by employing autoregressive models to upgrade the functions of traffic control View full abstract»

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  • Broadband partially adaptive antenna using a new IIR fan filter

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):495 - 500
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    This paper develops a technique for designing a broadband partially adaptive antenna using a new recursive fan filter. The proposed structure consists of a multiple beamformer with the main beam directed toward the desired signal and a number of auxiliary beams of which only some are actually used. Each beamformer is a recursive fan filter and each fan filter is designed using an appropriate combi... View full abstract»

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  • Sophisticated utilization of image information in a control television system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):845 - 849
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    The Yamaguchi Prefectural Police headquarters traffic control center maintains traffic signals, vehicle sensors, traffic information signs, and roadside communications constituting a comprehensive traffic control system to control traffic along major highways in Yamaguchi prefecture. This system includes a system of television cameras for control that visually ascertain the flow and state of traff... View full abstract»

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  • EPMS control and a NOx sensor for traffic control systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):645 - 648
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    Environment protection management systems (EPMS) are a component of the “UTMS 21” project formulated by the Japanese National Police Agency. EPMS is a general term for systems that measure the pollutants emitted by road traffic and they use a variety of means, including the control of traffic flows, provision of traffic information and guidance on recommended routes for individual vehi... 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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  • Multilateral use of exclusive bus lanes in Kanazawa City

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):181 - 183
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    Kanazawa City, which has a special road environment, implements the use of bus lanes as part of its various schemes in traffic management including park-and-bus-ride systems, and self-discipline campaigns for not commuting by private cars, etc. to solve problems adversely affecting its social and economic activities due to chronic traffic congestion. Unlike cities in other prefectures, use of bus ... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a dangerous zone avoidance control system in UTMS

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):49 - 54
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    UTMS'21 has an infrared beacon as the key infrastructure and is designed to provide drivers with traffic information through two-way communication between individual vehicles and to realize a safe, comfortable and environment friendly traffic society. The system consists of some subsystems, and one of them is a DSSS, which coordinates the traffic control infrastructure advancing function and the c... View full abstract»

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  • Towards intelligent navigator that can provide timely advice on safe and efficient driving

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):981 - 986
    Cited by:  Patents (7)
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    Proposes the concept of an intelligent navigator that can give the driver timely advice on safe and efficient driving. From both the current traffic condition obtained from sensory data and the driver's goal and preference in driving, it autonomously generates advice and gives it to the driver. Not only operational level advice, such as emergency braking due to an abrupt deceleration of the front ... View full abstract»

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  • Grasp of road work information and its best use

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):811 - 815
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    Of all categories of traffic information, road work information is extremely important to drivers for their selection of an optimum route. With the provision of accurate information without fail, traffic congestion attributable to road works may be relieved or reduced. However, within the Kyoto Prefectural Police HQ, there was no department that had a unified grip on road use permission. Therefore... View full abstract»

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