Driving Into the Twenty-First Century: Technology Solutions to Transportation Problems is the transcript of a symposium held on November 16, 1998. The symposium was sponsored by the Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies, the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, Hewlett-Packard and Lockheed Martin. Numerous industry leaders and innovators were invited to participate in the open forum, and several vendors of electric and alternative power vehicles were on hand for participants to view and test drive.
Topics of discussion included new technologies which will make commute times more pleasant for the 21st century worker. These possibilities include high-tech user-friendly highways, electronic toll collections, quicker response times for emergency vehicles, and the Intelligent Vehicles of tomorrow will help ease time spent in traffic thus making commute time less stressful, and perhaps even productive.