MAKING USE OF AVAILABLE PROGRAMS FOR VEHICLE-ACTUATED SIGNAL CONTROL ACCORDING TO THE METHOD OF SIGNAL PROGRAM FORMATION

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IN EARLIER PROJECTS THE METHOD OF VEHICLE-ACTUATED SIGNAL PROGRAM FORMATION WAS DEVELOPED AND THE EFFECTS OF THIS WERE TESTED. THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROCESS COMPUTER PROGRAM IS IN LINE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAYOUT CONFIGURATION WHICH WAS USED IN AACHEN AT THE TIME. THE TAKING OVER OF THE PROGRAMS BY OTHER USERS IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT A LARGE AMOUNT OF CONVERSION WORK BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT OPERATING PROGRAMS. THE POSITIVE RESULTS OBTAINED IN AACHEN MEAN THAT THE DESIGN OF A NEW PROGRAM FOR GENERAL APPLICATION IS ADVISABLE. THERE MUST ALSO BE BETTER SERVICING SO THAT THERE IS A MINIMUM OF PROGRAM MAINTENANCE. THE REALIZATION OF THE SYSTEM AND THE MAINTENANCE-FREE APPLICATION SHOULD MEAN THAT THE COMPUTER PROGRAMS USED IN MANY TOWNS ARE BETTER UTILIZED AND MORE EFFECTIVELY APPLIED.