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Euro-Project (London, Lyon, Amsterdam, Munich and Dublin, with MARGOT)

Objective

The LLAMD Euro-Project is a single project involving five major cities, encompassing linked field trials in a coordinated programme of research and development. The goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate aspects of the integration of ATT systems within an integrated road transport environment, based on the field trials in the five cities.
The LLAMD Euro-Project, encompasses linked field trials in 5 major cities in a coordinated programme to develop and demonstrate aspects of the integration of advanced transport telematics (ATT) systems within an integrated road transport environment.

In London, the APPLE subproject has made technical progress in linking dynamic route guidance and urban traffic control where the ASTRID database of SCOOT traffic control data will be linked to the dynamic route guidance system.

The Lyon LEADER subproject has contributed to the overall development of a common system architecture in LLAMD.

In Amsterdam the definition of the WEGWIJS subproject has progressed satisfactorily, building upon the concept of enhancing in vehicle route guidance to become a true advanced travel information system (ATIS) by giving information on parking, park and ride and public transport.

The Munich COMFORT subproject is the largest component of LLAMD involving integration of public transport and private traffic in the areas of urban traffic control, park and ride and travel and traffic information.

In Dublin the DUBSAFE subproject has reviewed possibilities for linking accident recording systems with ATT developments.

The MARGOT subproject has both defined specific links with pilot projects within and outside LLAMD, and has made technical progress in journey time prediction techniques and in dynamic network monitoring. Existing modelling techniques are being modified to encompass the different technical approaches represented within LLAMD. The common workpackages have proved to be an effective method of bringing together the nearly 50 organizations directly participating in LLAMD. Plans for implementing the 2 different approaches based on Euro-Scout (beacon based) and SOCRATES (cellular radio based) are progressing well.
Technical approach

The five LLAMD cities are London, Lyon, Amsterdam, Munich and Dublin. Each city in the group is making available for use a core of infrastructure and administrative services serving established functions. Each city is the "site mode" city for one or more aspects of the coordinated Euro-Project, and is also "participant mode" for other aspects. The common theme of LLAMD is Advanced Travel Information Systems (ATIS). Each of the cities includes the development of one or more aspects of ATIS in its site mode activities.

A second major theme is the development and implementation of systems for public transport, parking and park-and-ride. Other key elements of the project include advanced traffic control, both urban and regional, and road safety aspects.

The focus of the many ATT applications within the LLAMD group is the work on integration of applications into a single environment. The five cities encompass some differences in approach but the common activities are identifying areas in which to seek compatibility and are pursuing this potential aim to the maximum in order to progress towards a single pan-European integrated transport environment.

The project is organised into seven work areas: common workpackages, the work in each of the five field trials, and the development and application of modelling and assessment techniques in the MARGOT sub-project.

Common workpackages

The interlinking between the cities and the guarantee of a European dimension is provided by a set of common workpackages which normally involve partners working in two or more of the cities. Common workpackages encompass project administration, systems coordination, methodological approach, common technological approaches, and interlinking with other projects. They provide the mechanism for technical coordination and the assurance of a European dimension to the project, as well as linking to the ATT Area and Topic Groups.

The London APPLE (Advanced Pilot Project for London and Europe) project is directly linked to the separate implementation of the Autoguide pilot system of in-vehicle dynamic route guidance. APPLE specifically concerns the development of a common systems architecture for ATIS, the development of an integrated traffic control centre, and the integration of dynamic route guidance with urban traffic control. It provides for further potential developments including urban fleet management and the integration of ATIS with public transport information systems.

The Lyon LEADER project aims to assess the implementation, promotion, operation and validation of a coordinated strategy for traffic and transport management, incorporating ATT systems for both public and private transport based on a centralised real-time information system.

Amsterdam WEGWIJS is a planned dynamic route guidance system based on the EuroScout beacon-based concept but extended to incorporate park-and-ride, parking and public transport information. Wegwijs is based on the results of an initial feasibility study carried out within the POLIS initiative; the results of this initial work will be extended at the start of the project before defining the full scope of the Wegwijs system.

Munich COMFORT covers transport control strategy and service centres; public transport information and management; park-and-ride guidance; advanced urban traffic control; advanced regional traffic control; advanced traveller information system; commercial fleet management; and safety aspects. Field trials will be carried out for the new transport control policies, strategies and technologies in a test site in Munich. Emphasis is given to the experimental design, system implementation/ experimentation and assessment of RTI technology in a metropolitan environment.

Dublin DUBSAFE is concerned with accident data recording and identifying engineering solutions to improve safety. It specifically deals with the use of ATT technology to help improve the quality of accident data.

The MARGOT sub-project will develop strategies, methodologies, models, algorithms and assessment techniques specifically concerned with dynamic route guidance systems. The results of the research work within MARGOT will be directly used in some of the cities' field trials, particularly those relating to the integration of dynamic route guidance with urban traffic control.

Key issues

LLAMD addresses the following key issues:

the integration of ATT systems in an comprehensive framework;
the development of a common systems architecture for ATT systems;
the comparative assessment of different approaches to ATIS.

Expected achievements

It is expected that LLAMD will make significant achievements in the integration of different ATT applications. Special emphasis is given to the consideration of the ATT systems as components of integrated regional transport concepts. The adoption as far as is practical of a common system architecture and common approaches to specific applications, as defined in the common workpackages, will help to achieve progress towards a European Integrated Road Transport Environment. It is expected that the ATT systems will contribute to the improvement of traffic conditions in the cities, and that the results of the ATT field trials will provide a step towards the widespread introduction of these systems in metropolitan areas.

The possibility exists within LLAMD to create an open library of field trial data for experimental design. It is hoped that resources will be made available to achieve this potential. In particular, LLAMD offers an opportunity for a comparative assessment of different approaches towards in-vehicle information systems.

Expected impact

Each of the five linked field trials is intended to provide the basis for a subsequent full implementation of the ATT systems developed and tested during the project. These systems will lead to more efficient use of the transport network and are also expected to provide benefits in terms of improved safety and convenience.

Contribution to standardisation

An important part of LLAMD is the development of consistent and compatible systems in different field sites within the same pilot project, as far as is possible within the different technical approaches being evaluated within the project. LLAMD partners are active in all the main European ATT standardisation bodies and committees, and will provide direct interaction with these bodies to promote standardisation.

Coordinator

Ian Catling Consultancy
Address
Ash Meadow Bridge Way Chipstead
CR5 3PX Croydon
United Kingdom

Participants (36)

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG (BMW)
Germany
Address

8000 München
British Telecom plc (BT)
United Kingdom
Address
British Telecom Laboratories Martlesham Heath
IP5 7RE Ipswich
COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'AUTOMATISME (CGA)
France
Address
Le Plessis Pate
91220 Bretigny Sur Orge
Centre d'Études Techniques de l'Équipement de Lyon (CETE)
France
Address
109 Avenue Salvador Allende
69674 Bron
Centre d'Études et de Recherche Toulouse
France
Address
2 Avenue Édouard-belin
31055 Toulouse
Corporation of London
United Kingdom
Address
King's Buildings Smith Square
SW1P 3HQ London
DDE DU RHONE
France
Address
33 Rue Moncey
369421 Lyon
DUBLIN CORPORTATION CIVIC OFFICES
Ireland
Address
Fishamble Street
Dublin 8
EUROPEAN GEOGRAFIC TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
Netherlands
Address
Deronde 14
5683 CZ Best
Ford Motor Company Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Room 14/260, Research And Engineering Laindon
SS15 6EE Basildon
GEMEETE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Stadhuis, Kamer 3201
1011 PN Amstel 1, Amsterdam
GTM Entrepose
France
Address
61 Avenue Jules Quentin
92008 Nanterre
Hessisches Landesamt für Straßenbau
Germany
Address
Wilhelmstraße 10
65185 Wiesbaden
Hoffmann - Leichter Consulting Engineers
Germany
Address
Carl-schurz-straße 33
13597 Berlin
Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité (INRETS)
France
Address
2 Avenue Du Général Malleret-joinville
94114 Arcueil
Lockheed IMS (UK) Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
8Th Floor, Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square
W1X 5LA London
London Transport
United Kingdom
Address
55 Broadway
SW1H 0BD London
MAN NUTZFAHRZEUGE AG
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667
Muenchen
MENTZ DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Gaisbergstraße 7
8000 München
MUNCHNER VERKEHRS- UND TARIFVERBUND GMBH
Germany
Address
Thierschstraße 2
8000 München
Mizar Automazione SpA
Italy
Address
Via Monti 48
10126 Torino
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV
Netherlands
Address
4,Prof. Holstlaan
5656 AA Eindhoven
OBERSTE BAUBEHOERDE BYER MIN D INNERN
Germany
Address
Fran-joseph-strauss Ring 4
8000 München
RAC Enterprises Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Rac House 7 Brighton Road
CR2 6XW Croydon
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-straße 200
3200 Hildesheim
SEMALY
France
Address
25 Cours Emile Zola
69625 Villeurbanne
SIEMENS AG
Germany
Address
Hofmannstraße 51
8000 München
SIEMENS NV
Netherlands
Address
26,Wilhelmina Van Pruisenweg
2500 BB The Hague
SOCIETE LYONNAISE DE TRANSPORT EN COMMUN
France
Address
19 Boulevard Vivier Merle
69212 Lyon
SODIT SA
France
Address
Batiment 6 5 Technoparc Voie
31674 Labege
STEIERWALD SCHOENHARTING & PARTNER
Germany
Address
Georg Brauchle Ring 29
8000 München
SYNDICAT MIXTE DES TRANSPORTS RHONE & LYON
France
Address
21 Boulevard Vivier Merle
69399 Lyon
Signalbau Huber AG
Germany
Address
Rüdesheimer Straße 11-13
80686 München
Technische Universität München
Germany
Address
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Address
37 University Road
LS2 9JT Leeds
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton