ROAD-USER INFORMATION DATA EXCHANGE (RIDE) - MAKING TRAFFIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE OVER THE INTERNET

RIDE is a VicRoads Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) initiative used to manage and disseminate road and traffic network information. The service is available to approved organizations for initial research and development, with data already being supplied to several organizations via the Internet. VicRoads envisions providing data on a commercial basis as third-party services develop. Currently the information consists of speed/volume/occupancy data from the VicRoads' metropolitan freeway network, current messages on variable and trip message signs, location of road accidents, planned maintenance works, ice station warnings, weather information and fault alarms from traffic signals and other electronic roadside devices. Traffic signal data is extracted from the SCATS dynamic adaptive area traffic control system. RIDE is a three-tier application consisting of a graphical user interface, an intermediate server and the VicRoads' Motorway Management System and Roadworks database. Other key components of the system are SCATS and the Traffic Control and Communications Center facilities. Information is transmitted either continuously or on demand. All traffic data is available in real time and the Roadworks and Accident information is available as soon as it is entered. The RIDE server also acts as a source of information for the VicRoads' web page. As new intelligent transport systems are introduced, the data set provided by RIDE will expand. The proposed Eastern Freeway Tunnel management and Arterial Travel Time systems may allow provision of a more comprehensive set of data on the Victorian metropolitan road network.

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  • Accession Number: 00964444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 087659229X
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2003 12:00AM