Road traffic incident management and situational awareness

The aim of this thesis is to analyze how situational awareness (SA) can be improved to support daily traffic incident management (IM). This can be achieved by the introduction of new concepts in information technology and using additional data sets. The related research questions are: 1. How is traffic IM organized in terms of an actor-network approach, and what are the main policy goals (Chapter 2)?; 2. How can new concepts in information technology contribute to improve the cooperation and information-sharing between emergency services (Chapter 3)?; 3. What are the main problems in terms of information, communication, and coordination in traffic IM (Chapter 6)?; 4. What is the effect of the development of a community of practice (COP) in terms of information and system quality for traffic IM (Chapter 7)?; 5. In what way can telecom data improve traffic management (Chapter 4)?; 6. How can telecom data be used to improve SA for traffic IM (Chapter 5)?; 7. Is telecom data a useful method to detect anomalies for traffic incidents (Chapter 8)?; This thesis is organized in nine chapters, and consists of three empirical studies.

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    • PhD thesis
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    Vrije University

  • Authors:
    • Steenbruggen, J G
  • Publication Date: 2013-10


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  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 10:03AM