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Automated highway system

Automated
highway
system
is an acrostic for ahs.

Explanation

Automated highway system: An automated highway system or Smart Road is a proposed intelligent transportation system technology designed to provide for driverless cars on specific rights-of-way. It is most often touted as a means of traffic congestion relief, as it would drastically reduce following distances and headway, thus allowing more cars to occupy a given stretch of road.

  • also known as AHS

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Google previewCarbon Composites (2016)

Composites with Carbon Fibers, Nanofibers, and Nanotubes by Deborah D.L. Chung

An automated highway system is a proposed intelligent transportation system technology intended to enable driverless cars for the purpose of reducing following distances and headway, thereby relieving traffic congestion, in addition to enhancing mobility, safety, and convenience. The current technology for lateral guidance involves magnetized stainless steel spikes driven one meter apart at the center of the lane. The car senses the spikes magnetically, thereby locating the center of ...

Google previewA Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies (2014)

by Helen Roby

automated highway system ( AHS) A designated lane on a restricted access roadway where specially equipped vehicles run completely under automated control. Vehicles on an AHS use highway control technologies that shift driving control from the driver/operator to the vehicle. The vehicles and AHS communicate to coordinate vehicle movement, avoid obstacles, and improve traffic flow, which improves safety and reduces congestion.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transportation (2014)

Social Science and Policy by Mark Garrett

An automated highway system has been proposed in tandemwith this eventuality . In such a system, dedicated roads or road laneswould be used exclusively by driverless cars, which could communicate with one another through systems either required to be includedin such cars orprovided by the highway itself. Such communication would include information onspeed, location, and destination, givingthe highway and/or thecars the ability to manage traffic for maximum efficiency.

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

ahs (automated highway system) Research initiative aimed at developing automatic guidance on motorways for vehicles using cruise ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2009)

by Harry Henderson

The biggest obstacles to implementation of a fully automated highway system may be human rather than technical: the cost of the infrastructure, the need to convince the public the system is safe and reliable, and concerns about potential legal liability. Ironically, just as information technology is making cars ...

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