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Road RESEARCH: TROPIC

Project Acronym: TROPIC
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Traffic optimisation by the integration of information and control
Main contractor: WOOTTON JEFFREYS CONS. LTD
Type organisation: Industry
Country: GB
Start date & duration: 1996-04-01 - 5 months
Area: Road
Relevant tasks: 7.3.18
Total cost in kECUs: 295
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 147


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

- Examine and develop the use of Variable Message Signs (VMS) in Europe. - A summary of European research on VMS, including systems architecture, technical and procedural aspects, economic aspects, and legal, organisational, institutional issues, - Inventory and analysis of possible VMS test sites. - Definition of an ensuing "development and trial phase".

Demo Sites:

None

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
Links with the TELTEN-2 project, the development of the Transeuropean Road Network (TERN), and the programme on Telematics Applications for Transport.


Participants

Organisation Type Country
WOOTTON JEFFREYS CONS. LTD Industry GB
TRANSPORT RESEARCH LABORATORY Research Organisation GB
MIZAR AUTOMAZIONE S.P.A. Industry IT
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND Research Organisation FI
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT Research Organisation NL
PTV CONSULT. GMBH, BERATENDE VERKEHRZINGENIEURE Industry DE
ERATHOSTHENES LTD CONSULTANTS Industry GR

Coordinator's name: Mr David JEFFERY
Address: WOOTTON JEFFREYS CONS. LTD
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road EPSOM,
KT 185 BW Surrey
GB
Tel: +44-1372-726140
Fax: +44-1372-740055
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. René BASTIAANS
Tel: +32-2-2994115
Fax: +32 -2-2968350


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