Introduction to Intelligent Vehicles

  • Azim Eskandarian
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Human mobility was revolutionized by the advent of automobiles. As the number of automobiles increased, streets and roads were expanded to accommodate inter- and intracity travel and rural connectivity. Concurrently, traffic regulations were developed to control orderly routing of vehicles and ensure safety. With the advancement of technology, vehicle power, performance, and travel range have improved tremendously to a level that they have even reshaped the city sprawl and the way people live today. Throughout the years, vehicles have evolved to become sophisticated technological machines that extend mobility to leisure, comfort, luxury, sports, and, for some, an extension and expression of their image and personality. As with any other technology, this advancement in mobility has brought its own challenges in safety, pollution, and energy demands. As vehicles have become a necessity of life, encompassing almost every aspect of our daily lives, throughout the years various...


Road Safety Intelligent Transportation System Trip Planning Intelligent Vehicle Road Traffic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azim Eskandarian
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  1. 1.Center for Intelligent Systems ResearchThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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