National Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC) Results
This year is the twentieth anniversary of Demo ’97, the San Diego demonstration of highway automation technologies by the National Automated Highway System Consortium (NAHSC). In commemoration of this anniversary, we thought it would be worthwhile to make available on the Web the documentation of Demo ’97 and of the other work of the NAHSC. In particular, most of the reports that the NAHSC delivered to the U.S. DOT were not published or made generally available to the public, but have only existed in a handful of hard copies until now.
The contents of these reports represent the majority of the work that was done by the NAHSC from its start in late 1994 to its premature termination in the spring of 1998. It is important that researchers who are interested in highway automation have access to this information so that they can be aware of the work that has already been done and can avoid “reinventing the wheel”. It is also worth noting that although Demo ’97 was the most visible product of the NAHSC, it was only one element of the program and could not represent the breadth and depth of research that was being done throughout the program.