A control and surveillance ITS location model to improve safety

Bevrani, Kaveh, Shariat Mohaymany, Afshin, & Bargegol, Iraj (2008) A control and surveillance ITS location model to improve safety. In AATT 2008 : 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, 27-31 May 2008, Divani Caravel, Athens.

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Traffic safety in rural highways can be considered as a constant source of concern in many countries. Nowadays, transportation professionals widely use Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to address safety issues. However, compared to metropolitan applications, the rural highway (non-urban) ITS applications are still not well defined. This paper provides a comprehensive review on the existing ITS safety solutions for rural highways. This research is mainly focused on the infrastructure-based control and surveillance ITS technology, such as Crash Prevention and Safety, Road Weather Management and other applications, that is directly related to the reduction of frequency and severity of accidents.

The main outcome of this research is the development of a ‘ITS control and surveillance device locating model’ to achieve the maximum safety benefit for rural highways. Using cost and benefits databases of ITS, an integer linear programming method is utilized as an optimization technique to choose the most suitable set of ITS devices. Finally, computational analysis is performed on an existing highway in Iran, to validate the effectiveness of the proposed locating model.

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ID Code: 42085
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Intelligent Transportation systems, Rural highways, Safety, Optimal location, Integer Linear Programming
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2011 22:56
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 00:03

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