Future Challenges In Traffic Control

This paper outlines the anticipated future challenges in traffic signal control and management systems. The authors describe how to address these challenges in light of recent advancements in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and developments of new industry standards. They note that signal control systems have proven to be an innovative and economical alternative means of making the best use of the existing infrastructure. Benefits of these traffic signal control and management systems include decreased vehicle stops, delays, emissions and fuel consumption, and reductions in travel times. Future challenges are discussed in the areas of open system architecture, regional integration, open and multiple communications protocols, spread spectrum radio wireless communications networks, Ethernet-based communication networks, digital packet data wireless communications networks, traffic adaptive control, browser-based graphical user interface, and hand-held remote access user interface. The authors conclude that the biggest challenge is to maintain forms on defining technologies requirements based on needs, rather than creating needs based on the newest technologies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2009 11:24AM