WIT Press


The Role Of ITS In Evacuation Route Choice

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK120421

Volume

44

Pages

13

Page Range

503 - 515

Published

2012

Size

602 kb

Author(s)

M. L. De Maio, G. Musolino & A. Vitetta

Abstract

The paper focuses on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) oriented to route choice management and control on urban road transportation networks. The elements of an ITS may be grouped into three functional classes: survey and transmission, control and users information. ITS for survey require an architecture based on sensors located on the network, which detect traffic conditions. ITS for control have their core in the so-called Decision Support Systems (DSS), which may operate both in ordinary and emergency conditions. Emergencies in transport system require a real-time management in order to support decision makers in a dynamic context. ITS for users information allowing dissemination of information to users during their trip. Information may be descriptive or prescriptive in relation to the management strategy adopted. In the paper the description of each functional class considers hardware and software elements. Keywords: Intelligent Transport System (ITS), route choice, dynamic traffic assignment, emergency conditions.

Keywords

Keywords: Intelligent Transport System (ITS), route choice, dynamic traffic assignment, emergency conditions