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Dynamic Organisation of Traffic Flows in the Transport Network in Terms of Sustainable Mobility and the Development of Industry 4.0

  • Grzegorz SierpińskiEmail author
  • Ireneusz Celiński
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Abstract

The chapter presents a concept for the method of traffic flow organisation in the transport network by dynamic changes to various components of the infrastructure. Proposed improvements include continuous (dynamic) changes of traffic flow organisation based on collected and processed data that describe the road network as regards its instantaneous use. The data in this approach are acquired with respect to specific profiles of the road network. Road network components in question enable to change dynamically and improve the traffic flow organisation based on data collected and processed in Big Data sets. Those sets are associated with the entire urban socio-economic system rather than a specific transport network. For their legitimate use, data acquired from multiple sources, examples of which are presented in the chapter, undergo complex processing and modification according to the Industry 4.0 concept (in this sense, transport network user is integrated into network-based IT systems). At the same time, the idea of dynamic traffic improvement, regarding nearly all components of the transport infrastructure, should lead to reduced cost and better traffic flow distribution in the transport network from the point of view of the entire system. The above means that the traffic distribution should be typically implemented in transport systems with controlled traffic. The introduction of a large number of reasonable changes to a number of road network cross sections reduces the stochastic nature of the road traffic. At the same time, the aim is to promote sustainable mobility not only in designated sections of the transport network, but also in the entire area.

Keywords

Sustainable mobility Traffic flow organisation Transportation network design and planning Big data sets Road network 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The selection of the present research has been financed from the means of the National Centre for Research and Development as a part of the international project within the scope of ERA-NET Transport III Future Travelling Programme ‘A platform to analyse and foster the use of Green Travelling options (GREEN_TRAVELLING)’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Transport and Aviation EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland

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