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Intelligent Freeway Transportation Systems

Functional Design

Authors: Gordon, Robert

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  • Provides a methodology to relate project objectives to design requirements
  • Offers specific guidance on the functional placement of ITS equipment such as CCTV and variable message signs
  • Discusses cost-benefit analysis methodologies for the specific treatments
  • Includes examples and applications of the techniques discussed to clearly illustrate concepts
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Intelligent Freeway Transportation Systems: Functional Design focuses on the efficient use of resources in the design of ITS. The author discusses the principles of top down design starting with objectives and requirements, and provides guidance for the development and evaluation of functional design alternatives according to cost effectiveness principles. This book describes how transportation planning principles and traffic diversion principles relate to functional ITS device selections and equipment locations. Methodologies for translating objectives to functional device types are provided. Application factors to identify device deployment densities (e.g. number of detectors per mile) as a function of traffic conditions are provided, as are models for evaluating the benefits of design alternatives based on traffic conditions. Methodologies for the best placement of CCTV cameras and changeable message signs are discussed. Design guidance includes the following functions:

  • ITS measures for non-recurrent congestion that improve incident clearance time;

  • Strategies to provide incident information to motorists and their benefits;
  • How ITS deals with information to motorists to assist in reducing recurrent congestion;
  • Ramp metering strategies, their benefits and constraints;
  • Functional design of communications for ITS;
  • Transportation management center functions.

 

Methodologies for the evaluation of ITS benefits to compare alternative designs and assist in the selection of the best alternative are also provided.

Intelligent Freeway Transportation Systems: Functional Design is appropriate for engineers and decision makers engaged in the scoping and preliminary design of ITS as well as for university courses on this subject. P>

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“This book describes how transportation planning and traffic engineering principles relate to the functional design of freeway ITS (intelligent transportation systems) equipment selection and locations. The well-written work is easy to understand and includes many valuable tables, charts, examples, and photographs. Gordon has provided a good introduction to freeway performance characteristics and guidance on incident management. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals.” (W. J. Sproule, Choice, Vol. 47 (8), April, 2010)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0733-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8518-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intelligent Freeway Transportation Systems
Book Subtitle
Functional Design
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0733-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0733-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8518-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 217
Topics