SCOOT: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

The SCOOT Urban Traffic Control system operates successfully in over 50 cities worldwide. This paper describes some of the latest facilities that have been developed to achieve greater flexibility and meet a wider range of traffic management objectives. A facility has been developed to integrate active priority to public transport vehicles into SCOOT. The system is designed to take information about the presence of buses, either from selective vehicle detectors with transponders fitted to each bus or from an automatic vehicle location system. The system is being tested in field trials in London and Southampton. The ASTRID/INGRID system uses data from SCOOT to monitor traffic, detect incidents, and provide an historical traffic database. It has been installed and evaluated in Southampton and has been used to provide information to a dynamic route guidance system in London. A number of new tools have been developed for use in heavily congested situations. These include a "gating" facility that can be used to automatically meter the flow of traffic into a congested area. It has been tested and evaluated in Southampton as well, where significant benefits have been noted. Another tool is the MONACO program, which can be used in conjunction with SCOOT to monitor, analyze, and diagnose congestion in a urban traffic control network and to trigger the introduction of congestion strategies automatically.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • BRETHERTON, R D
    • Wood, K
    • Bowen, C T
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 364

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 1996 12:00AM