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2.0 BACKGROUND

2.5Intelligent Highway:

In the late 1980s, funded by a U.S. Department of Transportation grant, a system for operating standard vehicles on common roadways incorporating an embedded guide wire together with computerized steering, braking and speed controls (known as the "Intelligent Highway System") was developed through a joint effort by automakers and universities. Although several vehicles were driven long distances using only the Intelligent Highway System software and attachments, the System stalled for a variety of reasons and was not implemented. Wide scale adaptation of the Intelligent Highway System appears unlikely due to reasons which are discussed further in Section10.8 (Debris Field).