Traveller Information Systems. By Kevin S. Hutchby
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Traveller Information System Model

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A major aim of the project was to develop an ideal traveller information model for Nottingham. This can largely be generated by merging the various quality and successful implementations I have seen around the States and Sweden. However, it must take into consideration technological capabilities and limitations. The following diagram does not detail the data processing components, merely identify where they exist. Its aim is to demonstrate, simplistically, how various systems can be bound together to provide comprehensive information dissemination.

Obviously a system such as this is very much a process of evolution. A comprehensive and technically complicated merge of ideas and technologies cannot be expected to be installed simultaneously, but it can be developed and augmented over time. The second of the two similar diagrams highlights the current state of Nottingham's traveller information system and current projects under development.

* SCOOT is an acronym of Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique - a traffic signal control methodology utilising inductive loops over wide areas to optimise traffic flow. It is capable of altering various timings at signalled junctions and crossings based on information gleaned from the detection. SCOOT is utilised in several cities across the U.K. as well as other major cities in the world including Toronto, Beijing and Sao Paulo.

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As well as the physical centres, data and data processing, the diagram could also incorporate the following:

Additions to the Ideal Traveller Information System Model

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