The paper reports on the effects of integrating advanced transport telematics (ATT) measures into the urban and regional transport system. The work focuses on the case study of Munich COMFORT which is a subproject of LLAMD (for London, Lyon, Amsterdam, Munich and Dublin) in the European R&D Program DRIVE/ATT. It discusses the framework used in preparing the Munich COMFORT Evaluation and Field Trial Plan, which is based on the 12 step approach of the DRIVE I V1049 Field Trial Project and the DRIVE I V1036 EVA Manual. It describes briefly the evaluation approach used, which consists of an operational analysis (technical performance, informational benefits, behavioural reactions and impacts on traffic) and a socio-economic evaluation (cost-benefit analysis). It also provides examples of the results which were achieved in individual field trial components and laboratory experiments, eg in traffic data centres, public transport priority, P+R, and in-vehicle information systems. It demonstrates how a coordinated assessment can be used to support the political decision-making process on regional and European levels. As a result of Munich COMFORT, recommendations for future research activities are formulated, referring also to the administrative aspects of the area wide implementation of ATT systems. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract 868345.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 223-39

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  • Accession Number: 00722261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-86910-663-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM