Homogeneization effects of variable speed limits.

García Castro, Alvaro and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2014). Homogeneization effects of variable speed limits.. "Transport and Telecommunication", v. 15 (n. 2); pp. 130-143. ISSN 1407-6160.


Title: Homogeneization effects of variable speed limits.
  • García Castro, Alvaro
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transport and Telecommunication
Date: April 2014
Volume: 15
Freetext Keywords: Effectiveness indicator, variable speed limits, dynamic speed limits, GPS application, speed management, floating car data.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Changing factors (mainly traffic intensity and weather conditions) affecting road conditions require a suitable optimal speed at any time. To solve this problem, variable speed limit systems (VSL) - as opposed to fixed limits - have been developed in recent decades. This term has included a number of speed management systems, most notably dynamic speed limits (DSL). In order to avoid the indiscriminate use of both terms in the literature, this paper proposes a simple classification and offers a review of some experiences, how their effects are evaluated and their results. This study also presents a key indicator which measures the speed homogeneity and a methodology to obtain the data based on floating cars and GPS technology applying it to a case study on a section of the M30 urban motorway in Madrid (Spain). It also presents the relation between this indicator and road performance and emissions values.

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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Jul 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 00:48
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