Road traffic advisor project

Simon Ellis*, Terry Lansdown, John Richardson

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The Road Traffic Advisor project is a collaboration between a number of leading companies, academic organizations and government departments, part financed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council via the Technology Foresight Challenge. It is a three year project running from April 1997 to April 2000. This paper describes the development of the Road Traffic Advisor project during its first two years, its plan for evaluation in the final year and initial ideas for follow-on projects. The project has developed an open media-independent architecture and a set of protocols and messages building on the PROMETHEUS TRICS project. The demonstration uses Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) beacons operating at 5.8 GHz, allowing two way data transfer between a moving vehicle and a stationary beacon. This technology provides location specific information relevant to the road and direction being driven by the user and can collect information about recent past performance on that road for both road management and driver information purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number472
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event10th International Conference on 'Road Transport Information and Control' - London, UK
Duration: 4 Apr 20006 Apr 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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