University of Minnesota Driven to Discover
U of MNUniversity of Minnesota
Center for Transportation Studies

Programs & Labs

ITS Sensor Header

Fall 1999

In this issue

Welcome to the ITS Institute SENSOR
In this publication, we hope to share with the community of ITS researchers, practitioners, and other interested parties the research, education, and outreach activities we are pursuing.

Real-Life Statistics Drive Institute's Work
"Human-centered technology to enhance safety and mobility." More than just a catch phrase, this theme sets forth the Institute's ultimate purpose: to develop real-life transportation solutions that save time and lives.

New Simulation May Improve Freeway Management Strategies
New traffic management strategies, such as those for ramp control, must be evaluated and tested, but experimenting in the field with real traffic would be risky.

Video Cameras Focus on Visibility
Dr. Taek Kwon recently developed a technique for automatically detecting and measuring visibility by using video cameras.