P+R (park and ride) schemes offer a solution for traffic originating from less densely populated areas, where operating public transport would be uneconomical. Situated on the A9 motorway outside Munich, the P+R terminal Frottmaning is linked to a new underground station with trains leaving at an interval of 5 or 10 minutes. An obvious shortcoming of conventional terminals is their failure to inform a prospective user about present P+R offers. There is no way of knowing beforehand whether there is still free parking to be found, what public transport offers are available, or whether the traffic situation in town makes the use of P+R highly advisable. Therefore, the P+R management system described in this report provides motorists with dynamic information on free capacity and public transport. In the framework of Munich COMFORT, the dynamic P+R information system provides its free capacities to other traffic information systems. In the opposite direction it receives messages containing details on underground operation, traffic flow in the city center, environmental data, etc. This enables the P+R system to contribute the implementation of strategies on a more global scope, such as by showing messages via its display units on the motorway. Laserscan detectors count the number of arriving and leaving vehicles and survey the traffic situation on the access roads to the terminal. The car park is also equipped with ultrasonic detectors. These detectors supply information on the distribution of cars in the different car park levels, as a basis for an interior guidance system taking drivers directly to a free parking stand.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Kempter, S
    • Wittmann, E
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 2367

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  • Accession Number: 00724507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1996 12:00AM