Inter Urban Advanced Transport Telematics (ATT): Some Development Options for the UK



Inter Urban Advanced Transport Telematics (ATT): Some Development Options for the UK

Authors

McDONALD M, AUSTIN L and BRACKSTONE M, University of Southampton, UK

Description

Interurban ATT systems, which control vehicle to vehicle interaction I, have advanced to the point of market readiness in the last few years, and in some cases restricted field trials have been undertaken. Although technical progress continues to advance

Abstract

Interurban ATT systems, which control vehicle to vehicle interaction I, have advanced to the point of market readiness in the last few years, and in some cases restricted field trials have been undertaken. Although technical progress continues to advance these systems, increasing emphasis is now being given to the area of implementation planning, ie. examining barriers to deployment, and formulating strategic plans to ensure that technically capable systems are able to reach full deployment. Also, any such systems must be able to be integrated into the increasingly complex scenarios which are either already in place or under development.

In order to formulate such plans, it is dearly deskable that a dialogue is established with real world 'decision makers', both in order to ensure that any advice given is in a desirable 'format', and more importantly, that the scope of any investigations undertaken reflects factors that are of direct relevance in ATT systems reaching the market. These are likely to include:

* The availability of adequate research funding for continued development

* Underlying technological feasibility

* Final system cost to purchaser/investor

* Safety impact

* Policy of system manufacturer/operator

* Policy of government

* Degree of uptake/correct use

* Legislation

* Overall cost benefit

* Integrated role with other systems.

However, attaining such guidance is not straightforward, and requires input fi'om a wide variety of viewpoints, and a knowledge of policies.

This paper reports the initial approach to understanding the situation through a Delphi study, undertaken in the CEC, DGVII 2, q3IATS' project (Deployment of Inter Urban ATT Test Scenarios) which also includes the identification and assessment of future systems using simulation modelling and other methods.

Publisher

Association for European Transport