The Dutch Ministry of Public Works and Philips Telecommunication Systems have agreed to work together for a period of five years on the development, manufacture and installation of a new highway signaling system which will inform motorists of road conditions by means of variable advisory speed indicators. The virtually automatic system will warn of slow-moving or stationary traffic or road work; in bad weather, it will inform of speed restrictions. Also, the possibility of reducing queue formation at times of particularly heavy traffic will be investigated. The traffic signals are of an illuminated matrix-type (numbers of symbols) and are mounted on overhead stands at intervals of 500 to 1,000 meters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: p. 54
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM