Update report on traffic models
The state-of-the-art report "Traffic assignment and simulation models" was well received, both national and international. In the report an overview is given of the different types of models and the accompanying software tools that are applied in the Netherlands. After receiving comments from readers it was time review the contents of the report and this is done in version 2. The review consists of the adjustment of certain facts and the rewriting of some paragraphs to make it more readable. Also information was added and the report has become a state-of-the-art report again. But if you still have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact TrafficQuest.
Farewell Seminar Frans op de Beek
On June 22nd, 2016 Frans op de Beek had his farewell seminar entitled "The Impact of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving on Traffic Management", and accompanying reception in Rotterdam during which he said goodbye to more than 200 colleagues. During the seminar Frans looked back on his long and distinguished career with companies and organisations as Philips, DHV, TNO and Rijkswaterstaat. He also inspired all present with his own outlook on the future of traffic management. He stated that "the developments around connected and automated driving gain momentum and are accelerating".
Summer school Smart Mobility
On June 16th, 2016 Rijkswaterstaat, together with TrafficQuest, Platform WOW, the programmes Smart Mobility and Connecting Mobility and the ITS Corridor project, organised the Summer school Smart Mobility. Over 160 participants met in the Netherlands, in Hoek van Holland. Representatives of knowledge institutes, private companies and government organisations listened to the keynote speeches and participated in the workshops. Smart Mobility is expected to have a large influence on society and on the role and responsibilities of road authorities and private parties. Cooperation and transferring knowledge are important aspects of this development. The programma en presentaties can be found in the next section.
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).