Section: Application Domains
Several techniques will soon help drivers. One of the first immediate goal is to improve security by alerting the driver when some potentially dangerous or dangerous situations arise, i.e. collision warning systems or lane tracking could help a bus driver and surrounding vehicle drivers to more efficiently operate their vehicles. Human factors issues could be addressed to control the driver workload based on additional information processing requirements.
Another issue is to optimize individual journeys. This means developing software for calculating optimal (for the user or for the community) path. Nowadays, path planning software is based on a static view of the traffic: efforts have to be done to take the dynamic component in account.