Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
This and other related research have two primary objectives:
1. To develop practical operational tools which can be deployed for use in traffic-management and transportationsplanning
2. To develop a laboratory infrastructure which will facilitate future advances in traffic modeling and other ITS
The objectives of this particular research project are as follows:
* A thorough examination and documentation of the 1-394 system's specifications.
* Diagnosis of the working condition of the 1-394 system.
* Negotiation and implementation of a repair plan
* Establishing a communications connection between the ITS Lab and the Traffic Management Center (TMC).
* Activation of the 1-394 Lab, which will include a user's guide that describes the steps a user should take to access
video, make a connection to the TMC and the 1-394 system, and configure the system for traffic detection and
A completed 1-394 Lab would be a unique and valuable tool for obtaining information that loop-detectors have been
unable to supply. This information includes flow dynamics, incident behavior, capacity, and other traffic-flow
characteristics. This information is vital for fine tuning operational tools and schemes to be deployed in a future
TMC, and will also provide an information foundation for future research and development.
Reynhout, Kenneth; Michalopoulos, Panos; Sullivan, Mike; Siagian, Alexander.
Activation of the I-394 Laboratory for ITS Operational Testing: Phase I.
Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota.
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