This paper was presented at Session 33-Area traffic control. The use of centralised traffic control systems is well established throughout the world, but there are times when a traffic engineer requires signals to be co-ordinated before the infrastructure of a central master system can be established, particularly with respect to the cable network. This paper describes such a system using "cableless" linking techniques. The design of the linking units is new, but both the use of transyt 6 for signal setting calculations and the use of an instrumented vehicle for evaluation purposes is standard practice. However, where necessary, refinements have been made to established systems; one in particular was the use of the instrumented vehicle to check on the synchronising clock accuracy. This linking method is proposed as a temporary solution to a particular problem. If this system were to be adopted by users of centralised systems for providing "standby" facilities, the "temporary solution" would become an integral part of the final installation. (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 195-200
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00309155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM