Advanced Software Design and Standards for Traffic Control

by Darcy Bullock, Camegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, United States,
Chris Hendrickson, Camegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering

Abstract: Improved traffic traffic management and control systems are widely reported to be cost effective investments [Neudorff 88, Kessmann 85]. However, many hardware and software obstacles have impeded the actual implementation of advanced traffic management systems. This paper identifies several issues that should be addressed in order to improve the integration capabilities of existing hardware. In addition, cheaper and more powerful computers have made the software used in such systems increasingly important. New computing, communication and software engineering standards are recommended to facilitate the future development and integration of advanced traffic management systems.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Traffic signals | Control systems | Highway and road design | Investments

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