This work builds upon established Sandia intelligent systems technology to develop a unique approach for the integration of intelligent system control into the U. S. Highway and urban transportation systems. The Sandia developed concept of the COPILOT controller integrates a human driver with computer control to increase human performance while reducing reliance on detailed driver attention. This research extends Sandia expertise in sensor based, realtime control of robotics systems to high speed transportation systems. Knowledge in the form of maps and performance characteristics of vehicles provides the automatic decision making intelligence needed to plan optimum routes, maintain safe driving speeds and distances, avoid collisions, and conserve fuel.

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@inproceedings{Little2003SmartVT, title={Smart Vehicular Transportation Systems}, author={Charles Q. Little and Christopher W. Wilson and Peter T. Boissiere and William A. Davidson and Michael Martinez and R. W. Harrigan}, year={2003} }