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Road Transport Information and Control, 2002. Eleventh International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 486)

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  • Frames of reference - quantified policy objectives for effective network management

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):126 - 130
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    Dynamic traffic management plays an essential role within the Dutch national traffic and transport policy. To continue the contribution to the implementation of this policy, it is necessary that the dynamic traffic management is further developed and implemented. A pro-active and network-wide approach to traffic management is envisaged to replace the more reactive and locally oriented approach cur... View full abstract»

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  • Journey time estimation using MIDAS loop data

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):177 - 181
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    MIDAS (Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling system) has been operational on a number of motorways as part of the Highways Agency's traffic management system. To verify the accuracy of the existing algorithm for calculating journey times on the M25, video footage and ANPR data, taken from two gantries between Junctions 15 and 16, have been recorded as part of the monitoring of the C... View full abstract»

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  • A distributed optimum signal scheme for dynamic traffic control

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):120 - 124
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    In this paper, a prototype named distributed optimum signal scheme (DOSS) is introduced. DOSS solves the generally recognized network-wide signal optimization problem using an algorithm based entirely on dynamic programming. It has been implemented and evaluated in a simulation testing environment, and the simulation results indicate significant improvements compared to a well-timed fixed-time con... View full abstract»

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  • Probe vehicle sample sizes for travel time estimation on equipped motorways

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):172 - 176
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    This paper presents the dimensioning of a fleet of probe vehicles on motorways equipped with fixed measuring stations. The interurban network concerned, managed by ASF Company, is well adapted to such an analysis. It is equipped with a high density of double loops stations, making it possible to estimate travel times on various sections of the network with an acceptable accuracy. The site and the ... View full abstract»

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  • Comparing methods to optimise vehicle actuated signal control

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):114 - 119
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Local vehicle actuated control is the most common form of traffic signal control in the Netherlands. An important parameter is the maximum green time. Currently, these parameters are fixed or are specified in a number of sets. In changing traffic conditions it is possible that the set of maximum green times is not fit to cope with these changing conditions. Therefore, methods were developed to dea... View full abstract»

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  • Trial and evaluation of journey time systems in Scotland

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):168 - 171
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    As part of the trans-European project STREETWISE (Seamless Travel Environment for the Western Isles of Europe), the European Union and the Scottish Executive are jointly funding ongoing enhancements to the National Driver Information and Control System (NADICS). The Scottish Executive undertook trials of two specific travel time systems on the Scottish trunk road network. The local journey time sy... View full abstract»

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  • Can ITS satisfy the demands of the Integrated Transport White Paper?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1 - 8
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    Presents some of the key conclusions of an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to intelligent transport systems (ITS). Discusses in detail what ITS can offer to support the objectives of the UK Government's White Paper on transport, of 1998, and the aspirations of the more recent 10-year plan, with reference to the technical developments presented into the broader ... View full abstract»

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  • Proactive traffic management in Wales

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):136 - 140
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    The delivery of real time information to traffic managers and users increasingly forms an essential part of maintaining a high quality road network. The National Assembly for Wales has employed intelligent transport systems to provide this information platform enabling proactive management of traffic on the national road network of Wales. Operation of these intelligent transport systems is focusse... View full abstract»

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  • Floating Vehicle Data system - realisation of a commercial system

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):187 - 189
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    This paper describes how Mott MacDonald have developed on behalf of iTIS a Floating Vehicle Data system (FVD™) which utilises instrumented vehicles to gather information on the traffic conditions on the UK major road network. iTIS offer the FVD™ information gathered via a number of commercial traffic related services. In order to achieve commercial success iTIS and Mott MacDonald have ... View full abstract»

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  • Travel information highway

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):51 - 55
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    The Travel Information Highway provides the backbone framework to facilitate real-time management of travel information providers and integration between different transport modes. The availability of this common pool of real-time information will also encourage new services promoting choice and improved information services for travellers. The TIH "market place" for the exchange of information wi... View full abstract»

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  • MS4: a sign of the times

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):41 - 46
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    The latest type of Variable Message Sign (VMS) developed by the Highways Agency is the MS4 (Motorway Signal Type 4). It is intended to optimise roadside information delivery in the early 21st Century. A prototype has been built and encouraging results have been obtained from an Off-Road Trial and plans for an On-Road Trial are well advanced. This article outlines the MS4's development process. A n... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of CLAIRE, traffic estimation and prediction system, and adaptive traffic control in the US

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):95 - 99
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Over the years, the Federal Highway Administration Research, Development and Technology (FHWA RD&T) has been developing hardware and software tools that will mitigate congested traffic conditions. Some of these tools include the two traffic estimation and prediction system (TrEPS) prototypes and the four traffic adaptive signal control system prototypes. In addition, FHWA has acquired CLAIRE f... View full abstract»

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  • Extracting origin destination information from mobile phone data

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):30 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (341 KB)

    Traffic origin destination data is one of the most important pieces of information required for effective network management and strategic planning. Origin destination (OD) matrices provide an estimate of the number of vehicles travelling between points on a network over a given period of time. Accurate origin destination matrices are required in assignment models, but have a wide variety of other... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with integrated traffic management in the Hanover region

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):83 - 86
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    This paper deals with the definition of an "Integrated Traffic Management" as it has been realized in the Hanover Region. In this context the word "management" is a synonym for the operational combination of the public duties of traffic guidance and all kind of traffic information provision. And the word "integrated" as a synonym for the cooperation of the public transport and the road traffic aut... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic vehicle identification for road traffic information and enforcement

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):20 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (434 KB)

    Electronic Vehicle Identification (EVI) is a future means of uniquely identifying and communicating electronically with road vehicles. The use of EVI has the potential to greatly improve the identification of vehicles over current methods and uses a wireless communication link to read data held in an electronic format within a vehicle. The next decade will undoubtedly see an increase in the applic... View full abstract»

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  • A "biased" view from Glasgow [urban traffic control]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):108 - 113
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    Glasgow's second generation Urban Traffic Control (UTC) System, CITRAC (Centrally Integrated Traffic Control) was commissioned in 1984 and uses the fixed time TRANSYT Control Strategy. The system was substantially modified in 1994 when the original mini computers were replaced with modern PC File Servers and Windows® Graphical User Interface terminals. The System currently controls over 550 tr... View full abstract»

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  • Information architectures for next generation car park services

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):74 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The car parking business must focus on customer service. This will progressively be about providing better information about spaces available and services to find the car park; for example, signs that light up to indicate the number of spaces available in a car park some way away. The common database architecture supports developing customer service and more cost effective monitoring for multivend... View full abstract»

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  • M3/M27 Ramp Metering Pilot Scheme (RMPS)-implementation and assessment

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):161 - 167
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    Ramp metering is one of several traffic control techniques being assessed by the Highways Agency (HA) aimed at making better use of the existing road network. The system is designed to reduce flow breakdown and congestion at motorway junctions and uses traffic signals on the entry slip-road to control vehicles joining the motorway. In this way, vehicles are only allowed to join the motorway at a m... View full abstract»

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  • Authors' index

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  • Linking automatic incident detection with diversion strategies using MOLA

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):131 - 135
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    This project links two research areas: automatic incident detection (AID) with the provision of diversion route advice to traffic operators using MOLA (motorway online advisor) which was originally developed as a decision support system for tactical traffic control. This paper describes the development of a unique algorithm and considers the issues of detection rate, false alarm rate and time to d... View full abstract»

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  • Probe vehicle: a comparison of motorway performance measure with other motorway flow detection techniques

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):182 - 186
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (341 KB)

    During the last five years a number of high profile projects have been undertaken using floating 'probe' vehicles (PV), where vehicles equipped with on-board intelligent systems can receive information on likely travel times, congestion ahead, etc., and perhaps more importantly, transmit information relating to the vehicle status, location and speed, that may be used for network management purpose... View full abstract»

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  • The UK demonstration of TMC - the final results and update on progress

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):9 - Paul Burton, Helen Eveleigh, O. Farber
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    The Radio Data System - Traffic Message Channel was researched in the early 1990's, developed and trialled in the mid 1990's and was seen by many countries and the European Commission as the most likely telematics application from the 2nd and 3rd Framework Programmes (DRIVE1 and DRIVE2) to be introduced. Despite many promises, Council of Ministers' resolutions and good intentions, RDS-TMC was slow... View full abstract»

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  • Online traffic flow model applying the dynamic flow-density relation

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):141 - 145
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    More traffic adaptive algorithms and their respective implementation procedures for traffic flow modelling are required for more ambitious control strategies and enhanced capabilities in hardware and software. This paper presents a new approach to online traffic flow modelling on motorways based on the continuum theory and an online process to adapt the flow-density relations dynamically to the si... View full abstract»

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  • Driver information on journey time variability generated using ANPR data

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):190 - 195
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    The Highways Agency collected vehicle registration plate data from motorways near Birmingham between June 2000 and June 2001 using ANPR (Automatic Number-Plate Recognition) systems installed on the M6, M5 and at the M40/M42 junction. Journey times have been calculated by matching registration plates and this has provided a valuable source of data for various research purposes related to journey ti... View full abstract»

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  • The integration of highway and public transport information

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):56 - 60
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    A key element in the promotion of use of different modes of transport is information. The provision of traveller information can help to ensure that individuals are aware of the travel options available to them and that travel decisions are based on informed judgement. Public transport in particular can appear a daunting prospect for the inexperienced user or for those making an unfamiliar journey... View full abstract»

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