Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design, Second Edition
Sumit Ghosh, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA; Tony S. Lee, Yahoo, Palo Alto, California, USA
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
Number of Pages: 217
Presents the basic principles pertaining to travel-related decision making that include coordination, control, and routing
Examines the essential nature of all transportation systems from the perspective of future needs
Covers key design issues of future systems including the control algorithms, the nature of interactions between different constituent entities of the system, and the network that interconnects them
Underscores the role of modeling and simulation in the design of future systems
Includes case studies that encapsulate the fundamental principles
Describes in detail the first study of a novel, distributed approach to routing of trains in a railway network
Presents a highly sophisticated algorithm, RYNSORD, for efficient scheduling and congestion mitigation in railway networks
For many transportation systems, the cost of expanding the infrastructure is too high. Therefore, the focus must shift to improving the quality of transportation within the existing infrastructure. The second edition of a bestseller, Intelligent Transport Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design critically examines the successes and failures of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) during the course of the past decade. The new subtitle reflects this edition's focus on meta-principles critical to moving ahead and successfully building ITS infrastructures that take advantage of smart/green technologies. The book identifies challenging problems that must be addressed in order to bring real quality of life improvements and positively impact our environmental and civil infrastructure systems.
New in the second edition:
Coverage of new, efficient green strategies
Critical review of important developments and implementation of ITS
Discussion of how to apply new insights and meta-principles to real-world ITS problems
The authors argue strongly for the need to incorporate innovative and creative approaches to transportation problems, based on the fundamental principles and thorough scientific validation. They stress the need for computer modeling and simulation of a representative system to help design and validate such complex, large-scale systems, and the design of new performance metrics to estimate the performance of these systems. They provide a radically different approach to transportation systems design—one that closely resembles reality and promises to yield an architecture that delivers the highest efficiency.
Table of Contents:
The State-of-the-Art in ITS
The Broad Scope of ITS
A Working Definition of ITS
Current Status of ITS
A Critical Review of the State-of-the-Art in ITS
New Meta-Level Principles for an Untapped ITS Technological Mine
The ITS Mine and New Mining Implements
Examples of Formidable Challenges and Amazing Opportunities
Fundamental Issues in Transportation Systems
Principal Characteristics of ITS
ScientificValidation of ITS Designs through Modeling and Simulation
DARYN: A Distributed Decision-Making Algorithm for Railway Networks
The DARYN Approach
Implementation of DARYN on ARMSTRONG
Performance of DARYN
RYNSORD: A Novel, Decentralized Algorithm for Railway Networks with Soft Reservation
The RYNSORD Approach
Modeling RYNSORD on an Accurate, Realistic, and Parallel Processing Testbed
Simulation Data and Performance Analysis
DICAF: A Distributed, Scalable Architecture for IVHS
DICAF: A Novel, Distributed, and Scalable Approach to IVHS
Modeling DICAF on an Accurate, Realistic, and Parallel Processing Testbed
Implementation and Debugging Issues
Simulation Results and Performance Analysis of DICAF
Stability of RYNSORD under Perturbations
Formal Definition of Stability of RYNSORD
Modeling RYNSORD for Stability Analysis
Stability Analysis of RYNSORD
Modeling and Simulation Techniques for ITS Designs
Virtual and Physical Process Migration Strategies for ITS Designs
Software Techniques Underlying the Process Migration Strategies
Simulation Results and Performance Analysis
Future Issues in Intelligent Transportation Systems
Description of the RYNSORD Simulator on CD-ROM and Scope of Experiments
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