Presentations 'New Developments in Evaluating ITS'
On a very sunny afternoon the garden of 'Lijm en Cultuur', a conference centre in Delft, was the setting of the seminar 'New Developments in Evaluating ITS', organised by TrafficQuest, TRAIL and Delft University of Technology. More than 20 participants were seated in the shade of trees to listen (or be distracted by industrial noise) to inspiring talks about data, models and developments in evaluation. Presentations, which can be downloaded, were:
1. Hai Le Vu - The Role of Information in Smart Transport
2. Francesco Viti - Dynamic Demand Modelling in the era of Big Data
3. Hans van Lint - Evaluating C-ITS
4. Simeon Calvert - Importance of Considering Uncertainty for ITS
Seminar "New Developments in Evaluating ITS"
On May 26th, 2016, PhD student Simeon Calvert defended his PhD thesis “Stochastic Macroscopic Analysis and Modelling for Traffic Management” at the Delft University of Technology. On the occasion of his public defence, TrafficQuest, TRAIL and TU Delft have organised the seminar ‘New Developments in Evaluating ITS’. In this seminar four lecturers will present developments in traffic management and new methods to determine the effectiveness. The seminar gives insight in the role of information, use of data for modelling, the newest techniques to simulate traffic flow correctly and reliably and new methods for evaluation. The presentations will focus on the relation with ITS. This seminar is aimed at a broad audience, varying from students to policy makers and people working in the field of ITS. More information and registration.
Dynamic Traffic Management Amsterdam
In recent years experiments have been conducted within the Pratical Trial Traffic Management Amsterdam with connecting and coordinating road sides systems and with the interaction with individual vehicles. Amsterdam has always been on the forefront of traffic management developments. This was confirmed with an article that was brought to our attention. This article (in Dutch) of author Joost van der Valk ('Roads' magazine, no. 9, October 1994) describes how Rijkswaterstaat applied traffic management in the region of Amsterdam.
Driving simulator with VR headset tested
On July 18th, 2016 In the office of Rijkswaterstaat in Rijswijk a driving simulator was. This simulator is developed for Rijkswaterstaat by the visualisation company XKP from Rotterdam. The company developed a special computer for this project and acquired Virtual Reality headset with a high resolution. The purpose of the driving simulator is to let human test subjects test traffic measures, new road signs or even new road designs of human factors aspects. The remarks made by the testers can lead to further improvement in the design of in other related aspects. More information on this project can be obtained by Aad van den Burg of Rijkswaterstaat.