Reasons for Operating AHS Vehicles in Platoons

  • Steven E. Shladover


The advent of the federal Automated Highway Systems (AHS) program, based on the guidance contained in ISTEA, has brought increased attention to the concept of highway automation within the past year. The AHS Precursor Systems Analyses (PSA) projects and the initiation of work by the National Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC), which will conduct the Systems Definition Phase of the program, have provided opportunities for numerous people to think about AHS issues. Prior to these developments, AHS was generally regarded as something of a “fringe” issue in the world of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and only received serious research attention within the PATH Program.


Drag Reduction Impact Speed Automate Vehicle Longitudinal Control Transit Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven E. Shladover
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  1. 1.California PATH ProgramUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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