Wanted: New Paradigm Shifts in Dynamic Traffic Management!

The large-scale application of ITS can lead to an improvement of everyday lives and can favour end-users and sustainability. In order to do so our belief is that several paradigm shifts are inevitable and necessary. One of them is the acknowledgement that the traffic system is a ‘living system’. This acknowledgement promises to have far-reaching implications for our thoughts on how a traffic system could/should be ‘managed and controlled’ and might be of vital importance in our search for sustainable mobility. In our paper we will explore some of these implications, with a focus on the relationship between complexity and management and control of a traffic system. We 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: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0488
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:15AM