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Abstract

The main aim of the project was to assess at a strategic level the various techniques available for preventing or reducing road traffic congestion. The work has involved an investigation of current methods of congestion prevention and liaison with other DRIVE projects to establish the experience of using these methods for various technical scenarios. In the case of trip planning and route guidance systems, mathematical models have been used to carry out the assessment. For motorway control coordination, a field trial was conducted on a section of the German motorway network. The results of the test of the Ferrari method of detecting the onset of congestion are given in the report. A set of strategies have been defined which related to the chosen congestion scenarios.

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Authors: WOOTTON JEFFREYS CONSULTANTS, ;SIEMENS-PLESSEY, ;CERT, ;SCETAUROUTE, ;CENTRO STUDI SUI SISTEMI DI TRANSPORTO, ;TU MÜNCHEN, ;HEUSCH-BOESEFELDT, ;TRRL, ;LANDSTAFTSVERBAND WESTFALEN-LIPPE, ;ITALIAN NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL,
Bibliographic Reference: Report: V1059/Fin EN (1993), price on application
Availability: Available from CEC, c/o Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
Record Number: 199330524 / Last updated on: 1995-10-17
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en