Advanced Traffic Control Center and Research Institutes in Japan

Strobel, H. (1975). Advanced Traffic Control Center and Research Institutes in Japan. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-75-072

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The Japan trip has been made with the following aims:

-- To study the most advanced Japanese traffic systems concerning the used concepts for computer control, the applied methodology and the results and experiences obtained in real applications, as well as expected from simulation studies. It was already well known that some of the most advanced traffic control systems are in operation in Japan. On the other hand, no detailed information has been published in English. Therefore, one purpose of the trip was to provide a possibility for personal discussions with leading scientists and engineers on the latest state-of-the-art and about Japanese answers to the questions: What contribution one expects in Japan from advanced computerized urban traffic control systems in the reduction of the serious present and future urban traffic problems, i.e. concerning congestion, accidents and fatalities, endangering of the urban environment (noise and air pollution) and resource consumption (energy, land)?

-- The visit was to provide one essential part of the information needed for an international comparative analysis which shall result in a state-of-the-art report of the urban project, leading to a manuscript for a volume on Computerized Urban Traffic Control and Guidance Systems (CUTC) of IIASA's state-of-the-art series.

-- One special aim of the trip was to have personal discussions with possible Japanese co-authors to that CUTC volume, who should be asked to prepare case descriptions on advanced Japanese systems.

-- The trip should be used for asking some leading Japanese scientists for contributions to the IFAC Workshop "Optimization Applied to Transportation" (Vienna, February 1976), co-sponsored by IIASA.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:07

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