Seminar "New Developments in Evaluating ITS"
On May 26th, 2016, PhD student Simeon Calvert defended his PhD thesis “Stochastic Macroscopic Analysis and Modelling for Traffic Management” at the Delft University of Technology. On the occasion of his public defence, TrafficQuest, TRAIL and TU Delft have organised the seminar ‘New Developments in Evaluating ITS’. In this seminar four lecturers will present developments in traffic management and new methods to determine the effectiveness. The seminar gives insight in the role of information, use of data for modelling, the newest techniques to simulate traffic flow correctly and reliably and new methods for evaluation. The presentations will focus on the relation with ITS. This seminar is aimed at a broad audience, varying from students to policy makers and people working in the field of ITS. More information and registration.
Dynamic Traffic Management Amsterdam
In recent years experiments have been conducted within the Pratical Trial Traffic Management Amsterdam with connecting and coordinating road sides systems and with the interaction with individual vehicles. Amsterdam has always been on the forefront of traffic management developments. This was confirmed with an article that was brought to our attention. This article (in Dutch) of author Joost van der Valk ('Roads' magazine, no. 9, October 1994) describes how Rijkswaterstaat applied traffic management in the region of Amsterdam.
Update report on traffic models
The state-of-the-art report "Traffic assignment and simulation models" was well received, both national and international. In the report an overview is given of the different types of models and the accompanying software tools that are applied in the Netherlands. After receiving comments from readers it was time review the contents of the report and this is done in version 2. The review consists of the adjustment of certain facts and the rewriting of some paragraphs to make it more readable. Also information was added and the report has become a state-of-the-art report again. But if you still have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact TrafficQuest.
Summer school Smart Mobility
On June 16th, 2016 Rijkswaterstaat, together with TrafficQuest, Platform WOW, the programmes Smart Mobility and Connecting Mobility and the ITS Corridor project, organised the Summer school Smart Mobility. Over 160 participants met in the Netherlands, in Hoek van Holland. Representatives of knowledge institutes, private companies and government organisations listened to the keynote speeches and participated in the workshops. Smart Mobility is expected to have a large influence on society and on the role and responsibilities of road authorities and private parties. Cooperation and transferring knowledge are important aspects of this development. The programma en presentaties can be found in the next section.