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ITS Backbone Design and Demonstration

Description: Traffic congestion is an increasing problem in many areas of Washington state. Efforts to control traffic flows and mitigate congestion must rely on the ability to accurately monitor the state of traffic flow on highways and arterials. We present a conceptual framework for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) development to monitor traffic conditions and show how this framework solves numerous high-level problems associated with ITS development. A sample instantiation, the Backbone project, demonstrates the viability of our unified ITS conceptual framework and shows that such a framework can be implemented at reasonable cost and with a high likelihood of successful operation

  • Date Published: September, 1996
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 411.1
  • Last Modified: November 16, 2007
  • Authors: Daniel J. Dailey, Mark P. Haselkorn, Po-Jung Lin.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 54 p., 2,506 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Algorithms, Applications, Data fusion, Demonstration projects, Guides to the literature, Intelligent transportation systems, Literature reviews, Passenger information systems, Speed, State of the art studies, Traffic congestion, Traffic flow, Transportation operations, Traveler information and communication systems.
  • Keywords: Traveler information, backbone, distributed computing, client server, Washington (State)
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008