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Driver Information Services: The Feasibility of Using Local Access Cable TV


The feasibility of using local access cable TV as a driver information tool is explored. A literature review and a series of interviews were conducted and are described in the report. A survey of commuters in the Seattle metropolitan area was also conducted and is described. Analysis included developing a probabilistic model and using a computer-based model developed by the Federal Highway Administration. An implementation plan and evaluation strategies are provided. Conclusions include recommendations for further research.


  • Date Published: June, 1988
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 159.1
  • Last Modified: September 13, 2007
  • Authors: Nancy L. Nihan, Gordon W. Kirkemo.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 89 p., 1,882 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Advanced driver information systems, Commuters, Computer models, Closed circuit television, Driver information systems, Evaluation, Literature reviews, Surveys, Traffic surveillance.
  • Keywords: Driver information service, cable TV, transportation system management, behavior modeling, traffic advisories, Seattle Metropolitan Area.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008