Slo moving traffic: Slovenia builds up its profile

This article describes the rapid pace of transportation technological development in Slovenia, once part of the former Yugoslav republic and an important crossroads between Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European countries. In 1994 the Slovenian Parliament adopted a National Motorway Construction Program, and 10 years later a new section of roadway, including long tunnels and viaducts, between the capital city Ljubljana and Koper was completed. The article includes a description of the newly built traffic control center in Kozina intended for monitoring the long tunnels, harsh weather conditions in winter, and the heavy traffic along this section of the motorway. The traffic management and control system, which was named the Intelligent Road System, includes video-control and microwave detection systems with sensors, placed alongside and inside the pavement, which provide traffic, weather and safety condition data. The article describes in further detail how the system works as well as future plans for additional sections of motorway in the country.

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  • Authors:
    • Nastran, Brane
    • Erent, Emilija
    • Zorin, Ulrich
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01010935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 2005 7:17PM