A Model for Roadway Traffic Control Software

Bullock, Darcy M.
February 1994
Transportation Science;Feb94, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p84
Academic Journal
A systematic approach to traffic engineering software development could provide significant advantages with regard to software capability, flexibility and maintenance. Improved traffic controllers will likely be essential for many of the proposed intelligent vehicle highway systems applications. This article proposes a computable language, called TCBLKS that could provide the foundation for constructing real time traffic engineering software. This computable language is designed to be configured by a graphical user interface that does not require extensive software engineering training to use, yet provides much more flexibility and capability than is possible by simply changing program parameters.


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