Active Highways (Position Paper)

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Active Highways (Position Paper)
—Highways are an essential component of our society because they are critical to quality of life and to local and national economies. Under good conditions, highways provide a safe and efficient route for people and goods to reach their destinations. However, as a direct consequence of their use, traffic congestion is ever-increasing, undermining the ability of highways to adequately provide an acceptable quality of service. It has become imperative for highway traffic to provide the same time guarantee quality as other transportation methods such as air and rail travel, while maintaining the convenience of flexible scheduling and destination for the individual traveler. In this position paper, we propose Active Highways, a fundamental departure from today's highway traffic management approaches that shifts the highway paradigm from a transportation infrastructure that monitors and controls traffic at the aggregate level, to a computer-based service that operates at the level of...
Liviu Iftode, Stephen Smaldone, Mario Gerla, James
Added 01 Jun 2010
Updated 01 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Liviu Iftode, Stephen Smaldone, Mario Gerla, James Misener
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