Analysis of near future bottlenecks
Rijkswaterstaat has asked TrafficQuest the question which future bottlenecks Rijkswaterstaat can expect in their road network the coming years (period 2016-2018) and what traffic management measures are needed to deal with these new bottlenecks. To investigate this an inquiry was held with the different traffic control centres to locate these bottlenecks. Their judgement and expert knowledge was used for this. Eventually, 14 bottleneck locations were selected and this selection was based on the existence of a clear road section which caused the congestion and the availability of data. After the selection the Data and Information Management section of Rijkswaterstaat generated information for these roadsections and accompanying routes. The data was analysed by TrafficQuest and reported in a memo (only in Dutch).
CIVITAS study tour to the European Silicon Valley of Urban ITS and traffic management
You are warmly invited to join the CIVITAS study tour on Urban ITS in Helmond on May 30th and 31st (noon to noon). The study tour offers to experience innovations available in the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Europe! For example the ‘road of the future’, the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, the innovative traffic control centre and the ‘crossing of the future’. Local innovators and policy makers will share their experience and practices. This tour is of particular relevance for professionals working in the urban ITS and traffic management domain. More information can be found on the CIVITAS website: http://civitas.eu/content/study-tour-urban-its-helmond-netherlands.
Knowledge gaps for automatic driving in normal traffic
TrafficQuest keeps up with innovations in traffic management and therefore within this scope is occupied with the question how automatic driving influences traffic flow and traffic management. To explore this topic TrafficQuest wrote a note about all the things an automatic vehicle encounters while driving on a Dutch motorway. First in general, but also specifically when this vehicle drives on a busy weaving section and has to change a couple of lanes. This exploration produced a number of challenges, both for road operators as for car or truck manufacturers, and a list of research questions to TrafficQuest likes to call for attention. The memo is in Dutch and can be downloaded here.
First regional meeting on urban traffic management
Friday April 1st, 2016 the first of three regional meetings on urban traffic management was held in the Traffic Innovation Centre in Helmond. The meetings are organised by the Platform 'Road Authorities meet Road Authorities' (WOW), CROW, TrafficQuest and the National Council on Traffic Management (LVMB). The goals are to bundle knowledge and expertise on the field of urban traffic management, to agree on national standards and to show the effectiveness of urban traffic management to policy and decision makers. More information (in Dutch) can be found of the website of the Platform WOW.