This article describes a collaborative project between Nottingham Trent University and the Nottingham Control Centre (NCC) in England, which is giving Nottingham's residents access to real-time traffic information. The project focuses on investigating different methods of disseminating information, which are available within present traffic control systems (TCSs) in general, and within split cycle and offset optimisation (SCOOT) real-time traffic signal control systems in particular. This work uses the comprehensive data acquisition facilities at the NCC, including video data from its many closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras throughout the city and alphanumeric data from SCOOT. It aims to overcome the limitations of traditional information systems by combining static and real-time information. For the first time, travellers in Nottinghamshire will have access to various forms of information in one easy-to-use package, and will be able to evaluate their options better. The article outlines the system structure, describes its on-line information, and draws several conclusions. The on-line information includes alphanumeric traffic information, video data, and data on predicted queues and journey times. The perceived value of the information is enhanced by ability to see it on visual display units.

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  • Authors:
    • Peytchev, E
    • Coggan, J
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00790288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM