Step by Step to an Automated Highway System—and Beyond

  • Jerry D. Ward


Why on earth would anyone want to “automate” our highway system? Even if we had “autopilots” on every car, would we trust them enough to leave the driving to them? And what good would they do anyway?


Surface Street Mixed Traffic Human Driver Automate Vehicle Urban Freeway 
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  1. This chapter is based on WARD, J., An Hypothesized Evolution of an Automated Highway System (Aug. 1994), published by Rockwell International under contract to the FHWA as a part of the Precursor Systems Analyses of Automated Highway Systems.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry D. Ward
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  1. 1.Ward ConsultingEl CajonUSA

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