Buick - Driving the Great American Automated Highway
COMPUTERS 'DRIVE' THE AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEM -- University of California-Berkeley PATH (Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways) researchers have added two Pentium-powered computers with a variety of specialized boards to the trunk of a Buick LeSabre to control various new automated highway system technology. In the future, much of this technology will likely be integrated into the car's overall computer system. LeSabre is the primary test vehicle for the automated highway program.
NO HANDS REQUIRED -- In an automated car, like this Buick LeSabre on a test track near Berkeley, Calif., the automated highway system would take over to guide the vehicle into traffic flow and regulate its speed and path without requiring any "hands-on" input from the driver. LeSabre is the primary test vehicle for the automated highway program.
EXPERIMENTAL AUTOMATED HIGHWAY HARDWARE -- Cylindrical permanent magnets are embedded into a roadway to feed information to the computer on board a Buick LeSabre. This experimental hardware will keep a car in its lane, control the car's speed, and communciate with the 'smart' automated highway and its traffic center. LeSabre is the primary test vehicle for the automated highway program.
Source: Buick Motor Division
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