The goal of this chapter is to develop a framework by which system configurations can be defined for the purpose of Automated Highway System (AHS) cost/benefit analysis. This framework was used in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Precursor Systems Analyses (PSA) program. This framework was applied to a range of scenarios, to capture benefits and costs on a regional and national basis. The framework reflects risks and uncertainties with respect to such factors as market penetration, construction and vehicle costs, and public acceptance of new facilities.
KeywordsSystem Configuration Vehicle Type Intelligent Transportation System Market Penetration Lane Change
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