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Paris-London Corridor

Objective

This international corridor forms the main route between France and the UK and is an important gateway for the remainder of Europe. The corridor comprises mainly of motorways but certain critical sections are by fixed and mobile river and sea crossings. The project aims principally to combine two ATT areas of major international interest, Travel and Traffic Information and Inter-Urban Traffic Management.

The project builds extensively on previous DRIVE work and results and will incorporate requirements for international cooperation, comment on aspects of public and private sectors provision and operation, as well as contribute to the standards debate.

Technical Approach

The project will design, implement and evaluate pilot systems for RDS-TMC, Trip-Planning Terminals, FM Radio, Paging, Cellular phones, in-car Navigation, Automatic traffic surveillance, Variable Message Signs, Fog monitoring and Automatic Vehicle Identification. These systems will operate in conjunction with an enhanced traffic and travel information and management service provided by interconnected Traffic Information Centres and Traffic Control Centres, both national and international.

Key Issues

The Key Issues relate to traffic information collection, weather monitoring, traffic control strategies. Information will be directed from these sources to Traffic Information Centres and disseminated to drivers using VMS, RDS-TMC, Paging and Cellular telephones. Evaluation methods and strategies for the field trials are also of key importance.

Expected Impacts

A demonstration of ATT to provide an Integrated Driver Information and Network Management System in the Paris-London Corridor.

Contribution to Standards

The project will provide significant input on the issues relating to the practical implementation of standards in ATT systems.

Coordinator

Wootton Jeffreys Consultants Ltd
Address
Brookwood
GU24 0BL Woking
United Kingdom

Participants (16)

Automobile Association
United Kingdom
Address
Fanum House Basing View
RG21 2EA Basingstoke
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
United Kingdom
Address
Broadcasting House Portland Place
W1A 1AA London
British Telecom plc (BT)
United Kingdom
Address
British Telecom Laboratories Martlesham Heath
IP5 7RE Ipswich
DTP Traffic Control & Communications
United Kingdom
Address
Tollgate House Houlton Street
BS2 9DJ Bristol
Eurotunnel
United Kingdom
Address
111 Victoria Plaza Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 0ST London
FRANCE TELECOM
France
Address
7 Immeuble Perisud Boulevard R. Rolland
92128 Montrouge
Ford Motor Company Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Room 14/260, Research And Engineering Laindon
SS15 6EE Basildon
Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurité (INRETS)
France
Address
20 Rue Elisée Reclus
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq
MELTE
France
Address
2 Rue De Bruxelles
59019 Lille
MINISTERE EQUIPEMENT ET TRANSPORT
Belgium
Address
Wtc Tour 3, Bld Simon Bolivar 30
1210 Brussels
RENAULT SA
France
Address
34 Quai Du Point Du Jour
92109 Boulogne-billancourt
SANEF
France
Address
3 Rue Edmond Valentin
75007 Paris
SEMA GROUP
France
Address
56 Rue Roger Salengro
94126 Fontenay Sous Bois
Siemens Plessey Controls Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Sopers Lane
BH17 7ER Poole
Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
RG11 6AU Crowthorne
Télédiffusion de France (TDF)
France
Address
21-27 Rue Barbes
92542 Montrouge