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    DescriptionIntelligent Freeway Transportation Systems: Functional Design focuses on the efficient use of resources in the design of ITS. It 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. It shows how transportation planning principles such as Wardrop's Laws 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 evaluation models for evaluating the benefits of design alternatives based on traffic conditions. Design guidance and benefits evaluation include the following functions: (1) Non-recurrent congestion - Improvement of incident clearance time, (2) Non recurrent congestion - Incident information to motorists, (3) Recurrent congestion - Information to motorists, (4) Ramp metering, (5) Motorist service patrols.


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    Title
    Intelligent Freeway Transportation Systems
    Subtitle
    Functional Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Gordon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 229
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441907325
    ISBN 10: 1441907327
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16830
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009020
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000
    LC classification: TL
    BIC subject category V2: TRT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RPT
    DC22: 388.312
    Libri: FERT6400
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TA1-2040, TL1-483
    Thema V1.0: RPT, TRT
    Edition statement
    1st ed. 2010. Corr. 3rd printing 2010
    Illustrations note
    90 black & white illustrations, 43 black & white tables, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    From the reviews: "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)
    Back cover copy
    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>
    Table of contents
    Cost Effective Design Processes.- Functional ITS Design Issues.- Non-Recurrent Congestion: Improvement of Time to Clear Incidents.- Nonrecurrent Congestion: Incident Information to Motorists.- Recurrent Congestion - Information to Motorists.- Ramp Metering.- Communications for ITS.- Transportation Management Centers.- Evaluation of System Design and Operation.- Compact Disk.