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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

1. Freeway Traffic Systems

Authors : Antonella Ferrara, Simona Sacone, Silvia Siri

Published in: Freeway Traffic Modelling and Control

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

The efficient management of freeway traffic networks is a very crucial issue in all the developed countries, where advanced technologies and methodologies have been designed and are still under development in order to provide the users with a safe, sustainable, coordinated and smart traffic system. One of the main negative points experienced by travellers in freeways is surely the formation of congestion phenomena, but other related aspects must be taken into consideration, such as pollutant emissions, fuel consumption, safety and noise. This chapter investigates the main issues associated with freeway traffic systems and introduces some key concepts about the possibility of managing and controlling freeways in order to enhance the mobility of people and goods, paying attention to the new developments in information and communication technologies.

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Metadata
Title
Freeway Traffic Systems
Authors
Antonella Ferrara
Simona Sacone
Silvia Siri
Copyright Year
2018
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75961-6_1