The aim of this international seminar was to discuss the latest developments in research and practice regarding traffic control and driver communication with experts from highly motorised countries, to compare and evaluate these developments with regard to their useful effects. The four topics discussed were network control, stretch control, warning systems, and multi-purpose systems. In the case of network control, the activities described include driver aids and route selection in the network. In stretch control, methods of improving traffic flow by means of improved signals are discussed. Warning systems are classified according to weather, accidents and congestion, and emergency systems. In multi-purpose systems, details are given of developments for supplying extensive information to the road user before the start of his journey while other systems aim at influencing driver behaviour during the journey. A summarised version of the national reports presented at each session is included together with their evaluation by the national reporters. The countries presenting reports were: France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Road Research Group, 2 Rue Andre-Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775
  • Publication Date: 1982

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 273 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM