GENERALISED AND ADVANCED URBAN DEBITING INNOVATIONS: THE GAUDI PROJECT: 4. VEHICLE ACCESS CONTROL TOOLS FOR DEMAND MANAGEMENT

This article, which is the last in a series about the GAUDI project, describes experiments with telematic vehicle access control systems in Barcelona, Spain, and Bologna, Italy. The project demonstrates how Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technology can be applied in different ways, using various sub-components, to meet different local conditions and variations in the ranking of objectives by transport and planning authorities. It was assumed that the AVI technology used was based on a standardised smart card. Both cities are interested in restricting car usage within parts of their historic centres in efficient, flexible, and socially acceptable ways. The article discusses: (1) GAUDI access control system configurations; (2) scheme implementation and design validation; (3) the experiments' demand management results; and (4) possible next steps. The results given here clearly show that GAUDI is a powerful and versatile new demand management tool. The following types of application were validated: (1) non-stop; (2) special events; and (3) pedestrian priority zone control. For parts one to three of this article, see IRRD nos. 867963, 869570 and 869663.

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  • Authors:
    • HAYES, S
    • GASCON, O
    • Crespo, Jesús
    • Bonora, S
    • Gazzotti, F
  • Publication Date: 1995-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00713404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1995 12:00AM