Traffic Information and Driver Behavior in France

by Yves Durand-Raucher, SIER, Oreteil, France,
Youngbin (Y.B.) Yim, SIER, Oreteil, France,
Jean-Luc Ygnace, SIER, Oreteil, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies


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: Driver behavior | Traffic management | Expert systems | Information systems | Systems management | Traffic volume | Highway and road management | Control systems | France | Europe | Paris

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