COMPUTERIZED TRAFFIC CONTROL IN HONG KONG

THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THE COMPUTERIZATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL IN HONG KONG WHICH HAS BECOME NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE HIGH TRAFFIC DENSITY (2000 VEHICLES PER KM OF ROAD) AND THE NEED FOR MOBILITY OF WORK PEOPLE. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE AREA CHOSEN FOR CONTROL AND TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS ON THE MAIN ARTERIAL ROAD. A DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED OF THE CONTROL PHILOSOPHY BASED ON TRANSYT PLANS SELECTED BY TIME OF DAY TOGETHER WITH FACILITIES FOR RELIEVING CONGESTION AT ISOLATED LOCATIONS; FOR CHANGING TO TIMINGS FROM THE COMPUTER CENTRE TO COPE WITH PROBLEMS ARISING FROM TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS SUCH AS THOSE CAUSED BY ROADWORKS; AND FOR PRIORITY ROUTE PLANS FOR THE FIRE SERVICE. THE FACTORS WHICH LED TO THE CHOICE OF SYSTEM SELECTED ARE EXAMINED. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE SYSTEM COMPONENTS, NAMELY THE GEC COMPUTER AND AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, THE SOFTWARE, THE MONITOR ROOM WHICH HOUSES A WALL MAP, A HAZELTINE 1000 VISUAL DISPLAY UNIT AND A TEXAS THERMAL PRINTER TO OUTPUT SYSTEM FAULTS AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION ALARMS. OTHER FEATURES DESCRIBED INCLUDE THE POLICE TRAFFIC OFFICE PROVISION OF A PRIORITY SYSTEM FOR THE FOUR FIRE STATIONS DATA TRANSMISSION, THE LOCAL CONTROLLER AND THE INDUCTIVE LOOP TRAFFIC DETECTORS.

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Softly, K E
  • Publication Date: 1974-4-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00080858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM