DMOTION - Dynamic Alternative Route Guidance for a Conurbation Area

This paper describes Dmotion, a public-private sector network of data, information and rerouting strategies for the regional capital of Dusseldorf and the surrounding region. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The project was designed to enhance the traffic management centers of the two relevant road authorities (city and state) to one automated and integrated system for coordinating the strategy-selection process. Once the corresponding algorithms are set up in the existing centers and communication has been established, the relevant rerouting strategies are fed into freely-definable workflows. The authors report on the operation of the prototype of this system, noting that in various field tests, the efficiency of the system for the rerouting effects and the level of compliance have been proved. They stress that with circuit diagrams being generated with increasing degrees of freedom, the task of coordinating individual rerouting strategies is becoming an increasingly complex procedure that can only be handled in automated processes. Such automated processing requires careful planning of rerouting strategies, circuit diagrams and workflows, the comprehensive results of which converge in the system. A final section considers some of the politics of implementing such a complex approach in the light of equitable partnerships with the various stakeholders involved.


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  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01140801
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  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2009 3:59PM