ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN WIDE-AREA CONTROL OF ROAD TRAFFIC, PART 2

This article is the second in a series dealing with traffic control and is concerned with the role that computers can play in wide-area control. The author outlines the history of the study of traffic at signal controlled junctions, making brief reference to the work of Adams and Webster and to the Toronto project, which used a direct approach to the study of traffic control by computer. Brief reference is made to the alternative 'software' approach and to the studies carried out by the University of Manchester. The remainder of the article consists of a discussion of the problems associated with implementing computerized traffic control and is particularly concerned with the conflicting interests of the traffic engineer and the control engineer, and with the need for integration of these outlooks in order to reach a sensible solution to the problems. The article includes a glossary of terms, phrases and abbreviations relevant to the subject. See also IRRD abstracts nos. 211595, 211597 and 211598. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also HRIS 096738, 096740 and 096741.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Control Journals, Limited

    Dorset House, Stanford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Honey, D W
  • Publication Date: 1974-8-23

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  • Accession Number: 00096739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM