SMART NETS: Signal management in real time for urban traffic networks

  SMART NETS aims at enabling a significant improvement of the international state-of-the-art in real-time network-wide urban traffic control via application, demonstration, and comparative evaluation of the new-generation control strategy TUC (Traffic-responsive Urban Control).

TUC employs advanced automatic control methodologies which may lead to improvements in the order of 40% of journey times as compared to fixed-time settings under saturated traffic conditions where all current signal control strategies are known to perform poorly.

Within SMART NETS, TUC will be extended to consider public transport priority measures. The demonstration will be conducted in extended network parts of Southampton, Munich and Chania, and include field-comparisons with the current resident control methods (SCOOT, BALANCE, TASS). A successful completion of SMART NETS would mark a new era in urban traffic control worldwide, with substantial technological and economic impact for European ITS activities.

  • Start Date:

    1 June 2001

  • End Date:

    31 May 2004

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

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