In this consideration of road traffic forecasting the author first makes a distinction between the explanation of the behaviour of a system and its forecasting. He suggests that better results can be obtained if a series of models are designed adapted to a) the type of traffic (urban, interurban), b) the availability of delayed and real time data, c) the frequency of data acquisition and d) the horizon of forecasting. Two models using a static approach, ATHENA and ATHENA NET, are considered. Stages in their application are outlined and results presented of the application of the method to traffic in the French town of Beaune. For the covering abstract see IRRD 882109.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 49-56

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  • Accession Number: 00726485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-947719-74-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM