SYSTEMS APPROCH TO AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL

SINCE THE FIRST PILOT SCHEME FOR AREA-TRAFFIC CONTROL WAS INTRODUCED IN MONTREAL (1959-60), COMPUTER CONTROL OF TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS THROUGH THE ADAPTATION OF EXISTING TRAFFIC-SIGNAL SYSTEMS HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO AN INCREASING EXTENT. THIS AREA OF WORK MAY POSE PROBLEMS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TRAFFIC ENGINEER WHOSE BACKGROUND IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND GENERAL DIGITAL ELECTRONICS MAY BE LIMITED. IN CONSIDERING THE ENGINEERING IMPLICATIONS OF SUCH SCHEMES A SYSTEMS APPROACH IS IMPORTANT AND IS ADOPTED HERE. THREE EXISTING AND REPRESENTATIVE SCHEMES ARE BFIEFLY MENTIONED IN ORDER TO OUTLINE BASIC FEATURES. A MORE DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE VARIOUS SYSTEM ELEMENTS FOLLOWS WITH MENTION OF DATA COLLECTION AND TRANSMISSION, AND THE ROLE OF THE CONTROL COMPUTER. THE PAPER CONCLUDES WITH A TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE PRESENT POSITION OF AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL SCHEMES AND SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR/

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    Transportation Planning and Technology

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  • Authors:
    • Hartley, M G
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Pagination: p. 11-26
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 7 1972 12:00AM