ITS

Presentations on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

2009 - Road Use Charging: Options and Guidelines
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Road use charging is used by agencies for activities ranging from revenue collection, through demand and environmental management. It is applied on individual road segments, such as an expressway, or over geographic areas, such as zones in a city or even an entire country. When a government is considering implementing a road use charging system, it needs to consider four broad issues: (i) the technology to adopt; (ii) how it will be operated; (iii) how compliance will be enforced; and, (iv) the social impact of the system. This transport note addresses each of these four issues, and presents guidelines towards implementing a successful road use charging scheme.

The purpose of this project was to review the use overseas of environmental monitoring and forecasting systems as a component of wider-integrated ITS facilities, in particular those linked to transport and traffic management, and to consider their potential for New Zealand. It also aimed to provide direction from overseas best practice on the use of these systems to monitor, forecast and manage the adverse environmental effects of New
Zealand traffic.

Through evaluation of these systems this research intended to highlight the benefits that could be achieved through an improved ability to plan and manage traffic on the basis of accurate and reliable environmental data. It also planned to provide better information on the adverse effects of traffic on the environment, especially through air and noise pollution, leading to better targeted mitigation strategies (short and longer term).

2007 - EU - Handbook of Best Practices for Evaluating ITS
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This Handbook presents perceived best practice in ITS appraisal and evaluation, based on the experience of that involved in the TEMPO programme of ITS deployment throughout Europe. It also provides a base for further development of common performance indicators and measurement techniques, which are being championed by the EC Evaluation Expert Group. The evaluation of projects and reporting of results in the way advocated by the Handbook will provide valuable evidence to inform future scheme development and improve future decision making.

Powerpoint presentation from course. Objective of the course was to expose participants to innovative approaches for solving transport problems and aid participants in maximizing transportation investments.

2004 - China - ITS in China
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Powerpoint presentation relating to China's National ITS Projects between 2001-2005. Includes information on policy and software research, technology research and development, and ITS demonstration in City and Expressway.
This study analyzes data gathered during a 1996 Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) Field Operational Test conducted in Michigan and sponsored by the National Highway Safety Administration. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate driver deceleration and acceleration behavior at stop sign controlled intersections on rural highways.

2002 - Finland - Guidlines for ITS Evaluations
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This report contains the guidelines for the evaluation of ITS projects for the purpose of comparing ITS projects to one another and to other transport projects with regard to their impacts and economic feasibility.

The guidelines deal with both pre- and post-evaluations. The report has been updated from the version developed in the TETRA programme three years earlier. The guidelines present a systematic method for evaluating the projects so that all essential factors for decision making are investigated. The guidelines are based on the YHTALI framework generally used in Finland for project appraisal, and they apply the YHTALI template for presenting the results. The guidelines were developed as a part of the Finnish National R&D Programme on ITS Infrastructures and Services FITS.

The guidelines present extensive checklists of the possible impacts of ITS systems on the transport systems and their users as well as all the actors linked to logistics systems. Lists of indicators and their estimation methods cover seven different impact categories: 1) transport network and its costs, 2) fleet and its costs, 3) accessibility, 4) time and predictability, 5) safety, 6) noise, emissions and energy, and 7) valuations and comfort. The use of specific primary indicators is recommended.

The economic feasibility analyses can build on a cost benefit analysis or a profitability calculation. In addition, multi-criteria analyses and verbal assessments should be used. For studying the feasibility of the implementation of the projects, the guidelines present checklists for market assessment, human-machine interface analyses, and technological, technical, financial, legal and organisational aspects.

The guidelines for the evaluation of logistics projects emphasise the main objective of these projects, which is to enhance the competitiveness of the companies. The Du Pont model applied acts as an impact checklist while at the same time it produces an estimate of the magnitude of the impacts.

To make the use of the guidelines as easy as possible, examples of their application are given for four ITS projects. The example projects deal with 1) traffic and road weather monitoring, 2) timing management in the delivery of goods from ports to wholesale stores, 3) signal priorities for buses, and multimodal route guidance. As a conclusion, the report lists the further development needs for evaluation in general, and especially for evaluation guidelines and methods.

A workbook to use with these guidelines can be downloaded here.

This report contains the guidelines for the evaluation of ITS projects for the purpose of comparing ITS projects to one another and to other transport projects with regard to their impacts and economic feasibility. The guidelines deal with both pre- and post-evaluations. The guidelines present a systematic method for evaluating the projects so that all essential factors for decision making are investigated.