Report Human Factors in Traffic Management
In 2012 TrafficQuest published a State-fo-the-Art report on "Human Factors in Traffic Management". On a European level people were interested to use this report as input for a research program on human factors and ITS. Therefore, the Dutch report has been translated and it by now can be found in the reports section.
Continuation of Cooperation within TrafficQuest
Rijkswaterstaat, TNO and Delft University of Technology are preparing to sign a new cooperation agreement, which specifies that TrafficQuest will continue to bundle, develop and disseminate knowledge in the area of traffic management and traffic information in the coming three years. TrafficQuest was launched in 2009 as an initiative of Rijkswaterstaat and TNO.
The Big 'Big Data' Congress
On Tuesday, February 4, Verkeersnet.nl hosted the Big “Big Data” Congress. TrafficQuest helped with the organisation (photo!). At the congress, various presentations gave examples of how Big Data affects research and practical applications in traffic and transport. Also, issues like privacy and the expertise needed to deal with large amounts of data were discussed. The congress showed that Big Data has a lot of potential in traffic and transport. It also showed that we need more time to figure out how we can show which applications are the most valuable.
Contributions of TrafficQuest
The latest volume of NM magazine discusses a number of topics in which TrafficQuest was involved. The article “Keep your lane has no added value in the Netherlands” refers to research carried out by TrafficQuest in 2011. Also, the article about the evaluation of variable speed limits on the ring road of Antwerp includes a contribution from TrafficQuest about the effects of Automatic Incident Detection in the Netherlands. Last but not least, 3 pages were dedicated to the topic of data fusion. Two of the authors are members of the TrafficQuest team. The knowledge available in TrafficQuest is thus put to good use!