PATTERNS AND PROJECTIONS OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT IN FREEWAY SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL IN THE USA

This paper explores the historical trends in freeway traffic management technology in the US, and the most likely projections for the coming two decades. First, existing computer-supervised freeway surveillance and control techniques are reviewed with particular emphasis on the scientific and technological landmarks which has led to the evolution of these techniques. Next, the major underlying trends which bear on the future of automated freeway surveillance and control are identified. Finally, extrapolative projections are made to determine the most likely future of this technology. The paper concludes with implications for the issues of meeting short-term transportation needs of urban areas through more efficient use of existing transportation facilities. (Author/TRRL)

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    GORDON AND BREACH SCIENCE PUB.

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  • Authors:
    • Ahmed, S A
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM