Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering

by Yorgos J. Stephanedes, Univ. of Minnesota, 511 SE Washington Ave., 200, Minneapolis, MN,
Francesco Filippi, Department Idraulica, Trasporti, Strade, Univ. of Rome La Sapienza, Via Eudossiana, Rome, Italy,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0146-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0146-2 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. xviii, 724
22 cm
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Conference information: 4th International Conference | Capri, Italy | June 27-30, 1995

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings, Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering, consists of extended abstracts of papers presented at the Fourth International Conference held in Capri, Italy, June 27-30, 1995. It is concerned with the challenges and opportunities faced by the transportation engineering profession as it prepares to enter the 21st century. While these challenges cover a wide spectrum including increasing congestion, continuing problems with safety and environmental degradation, and acute budget constraints, technical innovations offer opportunities to address these problems. Major advances in the fields of automation, information systems, and telecommunications have the potential of opening new horizons in transportation engineering by developing new products and procedures while making substantial improvements in cost savings and productivity. The papers focus on such topics as: 1) automatic vehicle monitoring, 2) advanced traveler information systems, 3) image processing and vehicle detection, 4) real-time traffic control, 5) advanced public transportation systems, 6) automated incident detection, 7) automated payment systems, and 8) automated vehicle and the highway. In addition, these papers present specific applications of these different technologies and national and state programs with particularly important results, including recent developments from the innovative Traffic Management Laboratories.

Subject Headings: Intelligent transportation systems | Information systems | Automated transit systems | Transportation engineering | Traffic management | Innovation | Engineering profession


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