This paper presents the preliminary findings of a feasibility study into the technical possibilities and economic justification of a system for providing journey information before and during the journey to individual travellers making long distance or international trips within Europe. The study comprises a survey of current travel-related information systems and sources of data in all EEC member countries, most of the other European countries and a few major developed states such as the USA. The investigation concerns all modes of travel, with highway and sea travel being of particular interest. The results of the investigation are outlined, together with the requirements for a Pan-European system which would include primary sources of data (such as networks, timetables, weather situation, accidents, etc) and its suppliers, the (database servers, broadcast agencies) and means by which the data are supplied (TV, videotex, computer terminals). The paper describes the major components of such a system design, with particular emphasis on computing and telecommunication requirements. For the covering abstract of the seminar see IRRD 286719. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transport Policy. Proceedings of Seminar K held at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, England, 15-18 July 1985, Volume P267.
  • Corporate Authors:

    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    110 Strand
    London WC2,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Queree, kC
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 101-115

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  • Accession Number: 00457328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM