A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL

A STATE-OF-THE-ART REPORT CONCERNING COMPUTER CONTROL OF TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS, INVOLVING THE ADAPTATION OF EXISTING TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS, IS PRESENTED. THREE EXISTING AND REPRESENTATIVE SCHEMES (TORONTO, WEST LONDON, GLASGOW) ARE BRIEFLY MENTIONED IN ORDER TO OUTLINE BASIC FEATURES OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEMES. A MORE DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE VARIOUS SYSTEM ELEMENTS INCLUDING VEHICLE DETECTORS FOLLOWS WITH MENTION OF DATA COLLECTION AND TRANSMISSION, AND THE ROLE OF THE CONTROL COMPUTER. THE THREE REPRESENTATIVE SCHEMES ARE RECONSIDERED IN THE LIGHT OF THE DETAILED TREATMENT OF SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND A TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE PRESENT POSITION OF AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL SCHEMES AND SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT ARE PRESENTED. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Planning and Technology

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

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  • Accession Number: 00226961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM