GATHERING, BROADCASTING, AND USING TRAFFIC INFORMATION IN THE CITY OF PARIS: THE "INF-FLUX" EXPERIMENT

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of in-car real-time traffic information systems on travel behavior in and around the city of Paris. A sample of a Parisian population (120 people) is being equipped, for a 3-month test period, with an in-car information system providing real-time traffic information for a network of 593 km of arterial, urban freeways and highways around Paris. Once a destination is selected by the driver, the device is giving comparative delays and driving time to reach the final destination, taking into account the status of the traffic on the different possible paths. The driver is making his or her decision, and the information is continuously updated through an RDS-TMC communication channel. The three main focuses of this experiment are: 1) communication and traffic algorithms assessment; 2) the socioeconomic profile of the users and market acceptance figures; and 3) the impact of the information on travel behavior, and its evolution over the duration of the experiment. This experiment is also part of the national French effort to alleviate congestion problems in Paris and the region and to support the private operators' initiatives to develop new competitive businesses in that area.

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference papers.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Gnace, J-LY
    • GEORGES, P
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 2423

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  • Accession Number: 00726038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1996 12:00AM