UG405 in practice

SCOOT MC3 includes new developments in three main areas, looking at the management of congestion, communications, and control for public transport priority. Key to the release of SCOOT MC3 was changes to the internal model and reducing dependency on data arriving to a very strict schedule from the detectors and controllers on the street. Enhancements to the core SCOOT model in MC3 now allow for small time delays in communications between the UTC software and the outstation transmission unit. These developments have had limited application potential without the corresponding developments in communications protocols to street devices. The UG405 development now allows users the full benefits available within SCOOT MC3 and the potential for using a wider variety of communications links and sharing infrastructure. The UG405 programme was created by the Department for Transport as a result of the changing market for communications technology, working in conjunction with local authorities and manufacturers and the SCOOT MC3 programme. The author summarises the programme and results of extensive laboratory testing and on-street trials for the UG405. With the use of UG405, a much wider range of potential SCOOT communications solutions for use in traffic management and control schemes is now feasible.


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  • Accession Number: 01147147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:46AM