Applications and Market Outlook

  • Michel Parent
Reference work entry


The technologies for implementing intelligence in road vehicles are improving very rapidly and products are now available in the market. Not only for traditional passenger vehicles but also for trucks and buses and for a new generation of urban vehicles that are now appearing on the market as a transportation service instead of a product to be bought by the final user.

This chapter will look into the potential markets for the technologies in these different applications such as:
  • Private passenger vehicles

  • Public urban vehicles

  • Urban freight delivery

  • Rapid transit (including BRT, PRT, and CTS)

  • Long-distance freight


Electric Vehicle Freight Transport Rapid Transit Intelligent Vehicle Vienna Convention 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Cheng P-M, Donath M, Gorjestani A, Menon A, Newstrom B, Shankwitz C (2007) Advanced BRT volume II: innovative technologies for dedicated roadways, Report no. CTS 08–07. University of Minnesota, MinnesotaGoogle Scholar
  2. Hillenbrand J, Spieker AM, Kroschel K (2006) A multilevel collision mitigation approach- : Its situation assessment, decision making, and performance tradeoffs. IEEE Trans Intell Transp Syst 7(4):528–540Google Scholar
  3. Miller MA (2009) Bus lanes/bus rapid transit systems on highways: review of the literature. California PATH Working Paper UCB-ITS-PWP-2009-1Google Scholar
  4. Parent M, Daviet P, Abdou S (1995) Platooning for small public urban vehicles. Fourth international symposium on experimental robotics, ISER’95 Stanford, 1995Google Scholar
  5. RESPONSE 2 (2004) Final report: ADAS – from market introduction scenarios towards a code of practice for development and evaluation. EC Contract Number IST 2001–37528Google Scholar
  6. Shaheen SA, Cohen AP, Chung MS (2010) North American carsharing. 10-year retrospective. J Transp Res Board40(2010):35–44. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar
  7. Williams B (2005) The CALM handbook. ISO TC204: ETSI ERM TG37 PublicationGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unité de recherche INRIA Paris RocquencourtProject IMARALe Chesnay CedexFrance

Personalised recommendations