Traffic Information and Driver Behavior in Franceby Yves Durand-Raucher, SIER, Oreteil, France,
Youngbin (Y.B.) Yim, SIER, Oreteil, France,
Jean-Luc Ygnace, SIER, Oreteil, France,
Abstract: The 600 Kilometer freeway network within a 30 Kilometer radius around Paris handles 40% of the overall regional traffic volume (number of vehicles). This network is now operated by a single traffic management control center. Within this new institutional framework, service Interdepartmental de 'Explotation Routiere (SIER), a regional highway operations division of the French National Department of Transportation, has developed a program called SIRRUS ( System d'information Routiere Intelligible aux Usayer), the largest urban testbed project for the use of variable message signs in Europe, SIRRUS is based on an expert system to handle all stages of the advanced traffic information and management systems.
Subject Headings: Expert systems | Driver behavior | Information systems | Information management | Control systems | Traffic management | Highway and road management | Traffic signs | France | Europe | Paris
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