1990-10-01

The Progress of AMTICS - Advanced Mobile Traffic Information and Communication System 901142

AMTICS is an integrated traffic information and navigation system.The system displays on a screen in each vehicle traffic information such as congestion, regulation, road work, and parking in real time, and also the vehicle's present position and its route.A pilot test for passenger cars was carried out in Tokyo in April, 1988 for three months, and was, successfully demonstrated both hardware and software technology.At the Exhibition of Flowers and Greenery in April, 1990 in Osaka, taxis, shuttle buses, and trucks as well as passenger cars were equipped with AMTICS to demonstrate its practicability.Also at the exhibition site, a fixed terminal is available to the public as a traffic information guide.

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