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The Role Of ITS In Evacuation Route Optimization For Emergency Vehicles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK120431

Volume

44

Pages

13

Page Range

517 - 529

Published

2012

Size

354 kb

Author(s)

A. Polimeni & A. Vitetta

Abstract

In this paper the application of ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) in road evacuation in the case of route optimization for emergency vehicles is reported. The ITS are usually used in transport to analyse the data and improve the system performances. In road evacuation, the ITS can be used at three levels: survey and transmission, control and user information. This structure allows managing an evacuation starting from the network monitoring and defining the optimal strategies to apply to speed up the evacuation procedure. Keywords: vehicle routing; link cost functions; network monitoring.

Keywords

Keywords: vehicle routing; link cost functions; network monitoring