HUMAN FACTORS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TMC DESIGN

An intelligent transportation systems (ITS) traffic management center (TMC) incorporates a large number of sensors to collect and communicate traffic-flow data. A series of experiments were conducted in a high-fidelity TMC human factors research simulator to address some of the important questions that were being asked about how best to integrate the human operator into the high-technology TMC. Some of the questions concerning systems for data collection and information promulgation are discussed in this article. Specific lessons learned are outlined for the design of user interfaces related to the selection and control of closed-circuit television cameras for monitoring roadway traffic, the algorithms used for automated incident detection systems, and the design of support systems related to the dissemination of information to drivers and other users of real-time traffic data.

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  • Accession Number: 00765040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 16 1999 12:00AM