ADVANCED DRIVER INFORMATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN PLEIADES

In the DRIVE II European program, the PLEIADES project aims to undertake on-site testing transport techniques systems. The PLEIADES corridor comprised the strategic road connecting Paris to London via Lille and into Wallonia (Belgium). The 20 partners included the major road authorities, Channel Tunnel operators, and technical and commercial organizations. The project was divided into two key work areas: travel and traffic information (TTI) and integrated inter-urban traffic management (IIUTM). In the TTI area, the main objective was to improve availability and quality of traveler information for the corridor. International traffic data exchange was carried out using compatible formats and protocols and real-time information supplied to drivers through several means--information terminals, pagers, cellular telephone, navigation systems and others. English, Wallonian, and French partners also shared specific objectives to enhance traffic management, including: 1) testing the reliability of automatic systems for collecting and analyzing traffic data, 2) testing the means of traffic management by using traffic models to define suitable strategies, 3) measuring the reliability of the links between several traffic control centers to coordinate decisions, and 4) testing weather data presence of fog related to road safety management. The provisional results are positive on the driver in terms of quantity and quality of information, on the information providers, and on the traffic managers that are able to make their method of operation more efficient. A more detailed assessment of the techniques tested should be completed by April 1995.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

    VERTIS

    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Batac, G
    • Fraser, I
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 782

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1996 12:00AM