PLEIADES: THE LONDON-PARIS CORRIDOR PROJECT

This paper describes the 8 million pound PLEIADES project of the European DRIVE II Programme. PLEIADES (Paris London Corridor Evaluation of Integrated ATT and Drive Experimental Systems) aims to design, test and evaluate Advanced Transport Telematics (ATT) systems for traveller information and network management within the corridor. Its principal aims are to: (1) develop and demonstrate Traffic Information Centres (TICs) in England and France, that have real-time knowledge of travel conditions on the main routes for cross-channel trips; (2) provide and evaluate a range of information services to disseminate relevant information and advice to users of the corridor both before and during their journeys along it; and (3) develop state-of-the-art traffic and monitoring and control facilities for use throughout the corridor. The integration of systems will be emphasised, to ensure the provision of high-quality, reliable, consistent information. PLEIADES' two main work areas are: (1) Travel and Traffic Information (TTI); and (2) Integrated Inter-Urban Traffic Management (IIUTM). In 1992, there was a feasibility study of the viability of applying ATT technologies. Since then, detailed designs were produced and installed. Field tests will start in early 1994, and be applied throughout the corridor. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866140.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

    COUNTY HALL, PENRHYN ROAD
    KINGSTON UPON THAMES,   United Kingdom  KT1 2DY
  • Authors:
    • JEFFREYS, D
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM