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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA TABBED FOR INTELLIGENT VEHICLE HIGHWAY RESEARCH

 Two Research Programs Will Provide Vehicle Crash Avoidance Data
 And Traveler Information Systems
 ATLANTA, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) announced today it has been selected to play an instrumental role in two research programs supporting the development of the National Intelligent Vehicle Highway System. The first project is a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a portable prototype Data Acquisition System for Crash Avoidance Research (DASCAR). The second program is a comprehensive test of an En-route Driver Advisory and Traveler Services Information program.
 The CRADA is the first of its type to be funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the government's program to create an Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS). The DASCAR prototype will use a number of video cameras, sensors and high speed digital compression and processing equipment to gather and process data that will eventually be used to create mass-produced crash avoidance systems for automobiles and trucks.
 The second program, a Field Operational Test, is a $3.7 million award funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop, install and evaluate a sophisticated, but cost-effective Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) in Atlanta in 1996. Scientific- Atlanta will lead a team of eight industry and academic research institutions in the development and evaluation of a comprehensive traffic advisory information system for drivers which will include a "Mayday" or distress system, in-vehicle maps and information displays and data processing and storage systems. Testing of the ATIS will overlap the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta and will allow the system to be tested in unusual traffic conditions as well as showcase American technology for a world audience.
 Scientific-Atlanta will support both programs with products and systems that include the company's high speed data processing unit, video digital storage and retrieval system, TerraStar-CTM mobile satellite terminal and vehicle mapping system.
 Scientific-Atlanta is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: Scott Wood of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-903-2603, or, home, 404-963-8293 or, today only, 404-586-6329/
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