Ten years ago, traffic engineers could perform their jobs with almost no direct computer assistance. From report writing to accident data analysis to downtown signal systems control, today's traffic engineers find computers essential tools of the trade. As computer technology continues to evolve, traffic engineering techniques will also change, taking full advantage of new trends in available technology. Currently, both automatic and manual counters are available that will record the traffic data in computer-readable formats. Also, some microcomputer-based traffic signal controllers are capable of recording on-street traffic vehicle volume based upon information fed to the controllers by loop detectors embedded in the pavement. Microcomputers can take this data directly from the counters, reduce, summarize, analyze and even plot it. The article discusses these and other aspects of computer applications in traffic engineering today.

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    Buttenheim Publishing Corporation

    Berkshire Common
    Pittsfield, MA  United States  01201
  • Authors:
    • Kittleson, W
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Pagination: p. 47
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  • Accession Number: 00392588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM