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Abstract

The CELTIC part of the LEADER sub-project of LLAMD proposes the on-site testing of a technique to give right of way to public transport vehicles in an optimum traffic management system. A specific algorithm has been defined for this purpose based on surveys of public transport systems and their spatial distribution, the measurement of the current state of the overall traffic and the optimising of the movements of public transport vehicles in conjunction with that of the overall traffic. Satisfactory results have been obtained in simulation. Various detection techniques have been studied, including the video technique, derived from the DRIVE INVAID project, and the infrared technique, with a view to carrying out surveys of public transport systems. These two detection methods must be complemented by conventional electromagnetic loops. Considerations of speedy installation have led to a detailed examination of communications revealing potential savings that could be made from the use of existing equipment. A first cost estimate of experiments on the Cours Lafayette has been prepared and presented to the Lyon authorities.

Additional information

Authors: CERT, ;CETE DE LYON, ;COURLY, ;CGA, ;GTME, ;INRETS,
Bibliographic Reference: Report: V2033/2405 EN (1993) 31 pp., ECU 5
Availability: Available from European Commission, c/o ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
Record Number: 199430109 / Last updated on: 1995-10-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en