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Seventh International Conference on Road Traffic Monitoring and Control, 1994.

26-28 Apr 1994

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  • Development of an instrumented vehicle for traffic and safety assessment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):115 - 118
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In recent years there has been an increase in the development of in-vehicle systems technology and an increased availability of portable office equipment capable of being adapted for in-vehicle use. These advances in technology can make available to the driver both business and travel related information. Information would be typically presented on a visual display fitted to the vehicle dashboard ... View full abstract»

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  • What are the benefits and safety implications of route guidance systems for elderly drivers?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):137 - 140
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    The evaluations using the "TraveIpilot" route guidance system have shown that a sample of 35 elderly drivers has been able to use the device in a real driving situation, in an unfamiliar car and a largely unfamiliar area, with no safety-related problems. Furthermore, in the opinion of an expert driving assessor, the overall standard of the sample's driving was not adversely affected when the route... View full abstract»

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  • The development of LRT signal control techniques for the Sheffield Supertram system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):89 - 92
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    The Sheffield Supertram system is a new light rail transit (LRT) system which is currently in the process of construction, and Phase 1 of the scheme is now in full operation. Although the system is partly constructed along an old railway formation, the new trackwork is used throughout the system, on an alignment specially designed for LRT operation. Of particular significance for the signalling ar... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic fee collection on German autobahns-the ChipTicket system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):50 - 54
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    The German Federal Ministry of Transport is conducting a large-scale automatic fee collection experiment on German motorways. It has been taking place since June 1993 and will extend until mid 1995. The A555 Cologne-Bonn motorway is the test route. The companies of Siemens AG, ITF Intertraffic (a subsidiary of Daimler Bent AG) and Siemens are participating as the Siemens SNI project group. The Chi... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic sign strategies and their benefits

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):141 - 144
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    Recent years have seen the introduction of many electronic signs providing dynamic information to road users. These variable message signs (VMS) are, in most cases, connected together to form systems over increasingly large geographical areas, and have the opportunity to influence significant numbers of drivers. Much work is currently under way to measure the performance of such systems in order t... View full abstract»

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  • ROMANSE (ROad MANagement system for Europe) project

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):1 - 4
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    ROMANSE-ROad MANagement System for Europe-is a three year £8.5 million pilot project based in Southampton. It aims to use advanced transport telematics to develop the city as a model for transport management systems across Europe. ROMANSE intends to achieve this by providing accurate and timely travel information to influence travel behaviour, increase the use of public transport, maximise t... View full abstract»

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  • “SIG-NABOUT”-the development and trial of a novel junction design

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):106 - 110
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    The idea of this new type of junction was first suggested by Kimber and Semmens in 1982. The junction was later named a “SIG-NABOUT” because it combines the features of a SIGnalled junction and a roundABOUT. A junction of this type was tested by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) on its test track, with promising results. Simulation techniques also gave an indication of the capaci... View full abstract»

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  • MOTION-a new on-line traffic signal network control system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):55 - 59
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (320 KB)

    HERMES is a DRIVE II project which focuses mainly on the enhancement and application of traffic control strategies that are based on on-line origin/destination information automatic incident detection. The biggest workpackage within HERMES aims at the development of a new on-line traffic signal network control system named MOTION (Method for the Optimization of Traffic Signals In Online controlled... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicle detection for advanced transport telematics

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):164 - 167
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    This paper describes issues concerning the application of vehicle detection devices in Advanced Transport Telematics (ATT), reviews current technologies in use or near to market and provides a list of traffic data parameters relevant to ATT View full abstract»

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  • Control by variable speed signs: results of the Dutch experiment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):145 - 149
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    This paper presents the results of the Dutch experiment with the application of variable speed control on motorways. The measure consists of implementing a reduced speed limit on a motorway section, in order to smooth or homogenise the flow of traffic. The speed limits are implemented only when volume approaches the capacity and are kept constant on a complete (predefined) section of motorway. Onl... View full abstract»

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  • Privatisation of traffic control, surveillance and related systems in the Klang Valley, Malaysia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):16 - 18
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    The Klang Valley in Malaysia is centred around the River Klang and includes Klang and Port Klang on the West Coast, Shah Alam the capital of Selangor State, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and other major urban areas of Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya. It is the main urban development area of peninsular Malaysia. The article describes proposals for an automated traffic surveillance and control... View full abstract»

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  • Traffic flow improvements at Newbridge Roundabout

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):101 - 105
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    Newbridge Roundabout has been a notorious congestion point on the primary network in Scotland for at least 10 years, particularly during peak periods. The implementation of traffic management improvements, by the installation of traffic signal control, has provided a control system which allows a "queue balancing" approach to be adopted in accordance with adopted policies. As such, it represents a... View full abstract»

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  • CELTIC bus priority in Lyon

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):77 - 80
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    In this paper, the microscopic simulator SITRA-B+ is used in order to analyze the impact of a bus priority strategy in Lyon. That strategy which corresponds to the requirements of the Lyon authorities is developed and coded in compatibility with the microscopic simulator. An assessment scenario is defined and the strategy tested for various configurations View full abstract»

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  • Automated measurement of crowd density and motion using image processing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):127 - 132
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (428 KB)

    Some image processing techniques applicable to the measurement of density and motion in crowded scenes have been presented. These give results comparable to human observers with potential for real-time implementation. A useful characteristic of these techniques is their independence from the apparent shape of individual pedestrians. Detailed studies of site usage and real-time monitoring then beco... View full abstract»

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  • The traveller information system of Finnish National Road Administration

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):5 - 9
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    It is contended that traveller information should be a natural everyday service for the road users offered by Road Administration. The idea is to tell the road users the quality of the service of the road network at a given time. Traffic volumes, average speeds, road weather, road maintenance, accidents they are just different aspects of the service level and in many ways entangled together. All o... View full abstract»

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  • Speed violation deterrent system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):119 - 122
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    In summer 1993 Travers Morgan undertook a feasibility study into a revolutionary method of speed deterrent which utilises the latest techniques in machine vision to identify vehicle speed and display violation details to the road user. The purpose of the study was to test the robustness of emerging machine vision techniques, its suitability as a potential enforcement tool and to monitor driver beh... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation and testing of SPOT and SOS-II control strategies using HUTSIM simulator

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):60 - 63
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (228 KB)

    A new type of traffic simulator has been developed in Finland by Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), Laboratory of Transportation Engineering since 1989. The name of the simulator is HUTSIM. The main objective is to develop a tool for traffic signal planners to design better signal control systems, programs and strategies. This is done by making it possible to evaluate and compare control arr... View full abstract»

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  • Results of the Tristar AID system obtained from 3 field experimentations

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):168 - 171
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    Tristar is an automatic incident detection system based on image processing techniques. Images are provided to the system by video cameras monitoring the traffic along the motorways. Outputs are alarms triggered when an incident is detected or traffic measurement values. The system is also known as the local module of the INVAID System. Tristar is an issue of the DRIVE I project named INVAID. It i... View full abstract»

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  • The implementation of SCOOT in the city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):68 - 72
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    Trying to reach a new and better balance between the conflicting interests of transportation on one side and the environment on the other side is the challenge of the Second Transport Structure Plan, which is approved by Parliament. This plan has three main objectives: improve access to urban centres and reduce congestion, contain the growth of vehicle mileage and improve environmental conditions ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic traffic management systems on the ring road of Amsterdam

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):150 - 155
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    In the region around Amsterdam, the policy of the government is to reduce traffic and to optimise the traffic systems in such a way that the infrastructure is used near the optimum. With the plans for the near future the Amsterdam region will get new systems that will operate automatically and in coordination with each other. The systems include: the motorway control and signalling system (MCSS), ... View full abstract»

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  • The `Instrumented City': data provision for traffic management and research

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):19 - 22
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    A multipurpose transport database facility, known as the “Instrumented City”, has been developed by the Nottingham University Transport Research Group in collaboration with Leicestershire County Council (LCC), and with the financial support of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC). This development has been based on the collection, processing and storage of traffic-relate... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of on-line zone control strategies for optimal ramp metering in the Minneapolis Ring Road

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):181 - 184
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    This paper presents the results from field implementation of gain scheduling in a feedforward/feedback zonal control system, in which sets of ramps along a freeway zone or section are controlled in a coordinated manner. An optimization algorithm determines the zone-optimal gains based on feedback from the performance of the closed-loop freeway system. Because the parameters, i.e., ramp rates adapt... View full abstract»

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  • An update on road traffic monitoring in the United States

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):111 - 114
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    The author (1992)gave an overview of traffic monitoring programs in the United States. In this paper the author focuses on recent trends and changes to the programs View full abstract»

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  • Carmarthen Road, Swansea-bus priority within SCOOT

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):81 - 88
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    The traffic signals in this area were controlled by West Glamorgan County Council's urban traffic control system using fixed time plans which were several years old. Although some additional capacity might be gained from the introduction of new timings, it was assessed that significant additional capacity could only be achieved by introducing SCOOT control to the region. The prime objective of thi... View full abstract»

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  • TACRIM: some results

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):177 - 180
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    TACRIM (the Spanish acronym for a critical junction antiblocking technique) is a new traffic control adaptive system that has demonstrated, through some extensive field trials and evaluation process, its real time capability to improve urban junctions optimization. It can be installed on both isolated or centralized local controllers (the two cases have been tested in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain).... View full abstract»

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