RIDE (Road-user Information Data Exchange) is the engine of VicRoads traveller information system. Since the 1980's, VicRoads has developed and deployed intelligent transport systems (ITS) for the management of Victorian traffic and roads. These systems include the SCATS adaptive area traffic control system (developed by RTA in NSW) ACIDS freeway incident detection systems, FETCH freeway emergency telephone operating system, TROL control centre logging system, DRIVE TIME freeway information system, and a comprehensive motorway management system (MMS). In addition other ITS applications are being developed. These include a freight management system and an arterial incident detection system. In the longer term the development of the next generation area traffic control system and the Traffic Control Centre management systems would progressively come on line. RIDE would provide the means to allow internal and external users access to specified relevant real time information from these selected systems. This information will include current travel time on selected segments of roads, congestion levels, traffic accident locations, road works in progress or planned, road conditions (floods, bush fires, etc) and temporary diversions. RIDE would only provide information on the current conditions. For example, if the vehicles involved in an accident are being cleared, information regarding this accident will be available to the users. As soon as the accident is cleared, this information will be deleted. If users required historical information, it is expected that "service providers" specialising in the provision of this information will keep the relevant historical record. Service providers would be from private enterprise. The key issues to be addressed with RIDE is the overall operational management of this data channel and data content including security and account management. RIDE does not make use of a traditional store and forward data warehouse, but provides an interactive link to the data source processes, so that data may be extracted dynamically directly from the source, for forwarding as appropriate. The system also has the ability to accept a single request from a client for a data type, eg: accident information, and RIDE will continue to forward new data asynchronously as it becomes available, without the need for the Client Process to use continuous polling. RIDE is being developed. Based on the current schedule, it is expected that a demonstration system with limited functionality would be in operation by December 1996 and a prototype will be available for trial in mid 1997.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1997 Published By: ITS Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Philips Traffic and Engineering Systems


    Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Org

    314 Albert Street
    East Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 

    Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales



    KEW, VIC,    

    MFS Network Technologies


    Japan. Keisatsucho


    Transit New Zealand. ATMS Project


    Philips Traffic and Engineering Systems


    TeCoMa Telematik Consulting und Management GmbH


    Monash University

    Institute of Transport Studies
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia  3800

    Science Applications International Corporation

    Moffett Field, CA  United States 


  • Authors:
    • Sin, Francis Y C
    • Powell, Trevor
  • Publication Date: 1997


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00777083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1999 12:00AM