Wanted: New Paradigm Shifts in Dynamic Traffic Management!

The conference theme of ITS in Daily Life is based on the idea that Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can lead to an improvement of everyday lives and can favor end-users and sustainability. In order to do so, the authors believe is that several paradigm shifts are inevitable and necessary. One of them is to acknowledge that the traffic system is a “living system”. This acknowledgement promises to have far-reaching implications for the authors thought on how a traffic system should be “managed and controlled” and might be of vital importance in the search for sustainable mobility. This paper will explore some of these implications, with a focus on the relationship between complexity and management and control of a traffic system. The paper will state that different levels of complexity and intelligence of the traffic system ask for different kinds and levels of management and control in order to be effective and to deal more properly with the inevitable rebound-effects of human (based-ITS) intervention in living systems.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01148409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2010 1:44PM