ITS & Traffic Management in Urban Areas

CIVITAS thematic course


Description

This e-course provides information about recent developments in urban Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and traffic management. In doing so, the e-course is intended to provide support to professionals in preparation and implementation of traffic management policies and prepare an initial selection of measure types suitable for their situation.

ITS and traffic management applications help cities to achieve policy goals with regard to accessibility, liveability and safety. Accelerated by technology and ICT developments, the possibilities of using ITS and traffic management in urban environments have increased substantially in the past decade.

Content
  • Course introduction
  • Block 1: Introduction to Traffic Management and ITS
  • Introduction Block 1
  • Definitions
  • Traffic Management and ITS in the urban domain
  • Traffic management in 'avoid, shift, improve' strategies
  • Relevant ITS measures from a city perspective
  • ITS and Traffic Management in CIVITAS Cities
  • Test Block 1
  • Block 2: traffic management and control
  • Introduction Block 2
  • Lane management
  • Public transport priority
  • Signal control
  • Examples
  • Test Block 2
  • Block 3: Travel and traffic information
  • Introduction Block 3
  • Parking guidance
  • Travel and traffic information
  • Examples
  • Test Block 3
  • Block 4: Demand and access management
  • Introduction Block 4
  • Restricted access
  • Road pricing
  • Examples
  • Test Block 4
  • Block 5: trends and developments
  • Introduction Block 5
  • Cooperative ITS
  • Autonomous driving, ITS for vulnerable road users & Open Data
  • Shifting roles
  • Test Block 5
  • BLOCK 6: step by step guidance
  • Introduction Block 6
  • Policy context, Problem Analysis and Selection of services
  • Measure selection, Preparing implementation
  • Test Block 6
  • Block 7: final test
  • Introduction Block 7
  • Final Test
  • The End
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever