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Evaluation of recommended variable speed limits for motorway traffic control: The case of E4 in Stockholm
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Transport Planning, Economics and Engineering. Northeastern University, Boston, United States .
2009 (English)In: 16th ITS World Congress, World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), 2009Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Variable Speed Limits (VSL) is a form of motorway control introduced to improve the operations of freeway facilities under congested conditions. This paper evaluates the impact of VSL on the E4 motorway in Stockholm using microsimulation. The test site is heavily congested and includes an integrated Motorway Control System with advisory VSL and Automatic Incident Detection (AID) logic. Experience indicates that the impacts of VSL on traffic condition and safety might be higher if the displayed VSL were mandatory. The objective of the study is to assess the impact of the level of driver compliance to VSL recommended speed, using microsimulation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), 2009.
Keyword [en]
Mainline control, Motorway Control System, Traffic simulation, Variable speed limits, Control systems, Highway traffic control, Intelligent systems, Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Speed control, Automatic incident detection, Microsimulation, Stockholm, Test site, Traffic conditions, Traffic simulations, Traffic control
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Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187602ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84954485682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-187602DiVA: diva2:935460
Conference
16th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, ITS 2009, 21 September 2009 through 25 September 2009
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QC 20160610

Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-05-25 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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