Global Practices on Road Traffic Signal Control

Global Practices on Road Traffic Signal Control
Author: Keshuang Tang,Manfred Boltze,Hideki Nakamura,Zong Tian
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 0128153032
ISBN 13: 9780128153031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Practices on Road Traffic Signal Control Book Review:

Global Practices on Road Traffic Signal Control is a valuable reference on the current state-of-the-art of road traffic signal control around the world. The book provides a detailed description of the common principles of road traffic signal control using a well-defined and consistent format that examines their application in countries and regions across the globe. This important resource considers the differences and special considerations across countries, providing useful insights into selecting control strategies for signal timing at intersections and pedestrian crosswalks. The book's authors also include success stories for coping with increasing traffic-related problems, examining both constraints and the reasons behind them. Presents a comprehensive reference on country-by-country practices on road traffic signal control Compiles and compares approaches across countries Covers theories and common principles Examines the most current systems and their implementation

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning
Author: Sandhu, Kamaljeet
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 179985177X
ISBN 13: 9781799851776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning Book Review:

In a world dependent on digital technologies, business corporations continually try to stay ahead of their competitors by adopting the most updated technology into their business processes. Many companies are adopting digital transformation models, data analytics, big data, data empowerment, and data sharing as key strategies and as service disruptors for information delivery and record management. Higher education institutions have adopted digital service innovation as a core to driving their business processes. Such services are key to ensuring efficiency and improving organizational performance. Digital Transformation and Innovative Services for Business and Learning is a collection of innovative research on the latest digital services and their role in supporting the digital transformation of businesses and education. While highlighting topics including brand equality, digital banking, and generational workforce, this book is ideally designed for managers, executives, IT consultants, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

Urban Bikeway Design Guide Second Edition

Urban Bikeway Design Guide  Second Edition
Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN 10: 1610915658
ISBN 13: 9781610915656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Bikeway Design Guide Second Edition Book Review:

NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide quickly emerged as the preeminent resource for designing safe, protected bikeways in cities across the United States. It has been completely re-designed with an even more accessible layout. The Guide offers updated graphic profiles for all of its bicycle facilities, a subsection on bicycle boulevard planning and design, and a survey of materials used for green color in bikeways. The Guide continues to build upon the fast-changing state of the practice at the local level. It responds to and accelerates innovative street design and practice around the nation.

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN 10: 9241565683
ISBN 13: 9789241565684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 Book Review:

The Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, launched by WHO in December 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years.The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries. The report suggests that the price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven measures exist. Drastic action is needed to put these measures in place to meet any future global target that might be set and save lives.

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention
Author: Marjorie Peden
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN 10: 1437904068
ISBN 13: 9781437904062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention Book Review:

Every day thousands of people are killed and injured on our roads. Millions of people each year will spend long weeks in the hospital after severe crashes and many will never be able to live, work or play as they used to do. Current efforts to address road safety are minimal in comparison to this growing human suffering. This report presents a comprehensive overview of what is known about the magnitude, risk factors and impact of road traffic injuries, and about ways to prevent and lessen the impact of road crashes. Over 100 experts, from all continents and different sectors -- including transport, engineering, health, police, education and civil society -- have worked to produce the report. Charts and tables.

Intermodal Freight Transportation

Intermodal Freight Transportation
Author: Vasco Reis,Rosario Macario
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 0128144645
ISBN 13: 9780128144640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intermodal Freight Transportation Book Review:

Intermodal Freight Transportation conceptualizes intermodal transport as a set of physical, logical, financial and contractual flows, examining the barriers that impact intermodal freight services and the resulting performance variables. The book covers transport modes, agents, supply and demand patterns, key drivers, trends influencing the freight transportation sector, the evolution of supply and logistics chains, and the impacts of technological advancements, such as autonomous vehicles and e-commerce. In addition, the book covers transport agents, such as shippers, freight forwarders, integrators, and customs, as well as the demand for freight transport services and the key properties of goods. Readers will find a variety of new tools for analyzing and building effective transport chains that addresses component technology, information, responsibility, and financing dimension, along with sections on key organizational, regulatory, infrastructure and technological barriers. The book concludes with a look into the future of the freight transport sector. Presents a step-by-step approach that introduces key topics for understanding efficient intermodal transportation Focuses on the concept of fitness between the modes of transport profiles Contains numerous, real-world case studies throughout Examines performance metrics

Urban Freight Transportation Systems

Urban Freight Transportation Systems
Author: Ralf Elbert,Christian Friedrich,Hans-Christian Pfohl,Manfred Boltze
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0128173629
ISBN 13: 9780128173626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Freight Transportation Systems Book Review:

Urban Freight Transportation Systems offers new insights into the complexities of today's urban freight transport system. It provides a much needed multidisciplinary perspective from researchers in not only transportation, but also engineering, business management, planning and the law. The book examines numerous critical issues, such as strategies for delivery, logistics and freight transport spatial patterns, urban policy assessment, innovative transportation technologies, urban hubs, and the role factories play in the urban freight transport system. The book offers a novel conceptual approach for addressing the problems of production, logistics and traffic in an urban context. As most of the world's population now live in cities, thus significantly increasing commercial traffic, there are numerous challenges for efficiently and sustainably delivering goods into cities. This book provides solutions and tactics to those challenges. Includes interdisciplinary contributors from around the globe Provides never-before-published original research to help users stay current and develop a deeper understanding of the field Presents the methods and results of research that is useful for both academics and practitioners

Traffic Signal Timing Manual

Traffic Signal Timing Manual
Author: U.s. Department of Transportation,Federal Highway Administration
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 9781508557173
ISBN 13: 1508557179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traffic Signal Timing Manual Book Review:

This report serves as a comprehensive guide to traffic signal timing and documents the tasks completed in association with its development. The focus of this document is on traffic signal control principles, practices, and procedures. It describes the relationship between traffic signal timing and transportation policy and addresses maintenance and operations of traffic signals. It represents a synthesis of traffic signal timing concepts and their application and focuses on the use of detection, related timing parameters, and resulting effects to users at the intersection. It discusses advanced topics briefly to raise awareness related to their use and application. The purpose of the Signal Timing Manual is to provide direction and guidance to managers, supervisors, and practitioners based on sound practice to proactively and comprehensively improve signal timing. The outcome of properly training staff and proactively operating and maintaining traffic signals is signal timing that reduces congestion and fuel consumption ultimately improving our quality of life and the air we breathe. This manual provides an easy-to-use concise, practical and modular guide on signal timing. The elements of signal timing from policy and funding considerations to timing plan development, assessment, and maintenance are covered in the manual. The manual is the culmination of research into practices across North America and serves as a reference for a range of practitioners, from those involved in the day to day management, operation and maintenance of traffic signals to those that plan, design, operate and maintain these systems.

Intelligent Transport Systems for Everyone s Mobility

Intelligent Transport Systems for Everyone   s Mobility
Author: Tsunenori Mine,Akira Fukuda,Shigemi Ishida
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 9811374341
ISBN 13: 9789811374340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Transport Systems for Everyone s Mobility Book Review:

This book presents the latest, most interesting research efforts regarding Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technologies, from theory to practice. The book’s main theme is “Mobility for everyone by ITS”; accordingly, it gathers a range of contributions on human-centered factors in the use or development of ITS technologies, infrastructures, and applications. Each of these contributions proposes a novel method for ITS and discusses the method on the basis of case studies conducted in the Asia-Pacific region. The book are roughly divided into four general categories: 1) Safe and Secure Society, 2) ITS-Based Smart Mobility, 3) Next-Generation Mobility, and 4) Infrastructure Technologies for Practical ITS. In these categories, several key topics are touched on with each other such as driver assistance and behavior analysis, traffic accident and congestion management, vehicle flow management at large events, automated or self-driving vehicles, V2X technologies, next-generation public transportation systems, and intelligent transportation systems made possible by big data analysis. In addition, important current and future ITS-related problems are discussed, taking into account many case studies that have been conducted in this regard.

The Octopus of Global Control

The Octopus of Global Control
Author: Charlie Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781521818497
ISBN 13: 1521818495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Octopus of Global Control Book Review:

The Octopus of Global Control is a controversial, nonfiction book detailing how those in positions of power are able to manipulate society for their benefit, why they believe that they are entitled to impose their warped world view of reality on mankind, and how we can break free from their grip.The eight tentacles of control that are wrapped around humanity are the Military, Governmental, Covert, Physical, Financial, Media, Spiritual, and Scientific. The book tackles topics such as uncovering the Deep State, false flag terror events, the media's role in manufacturing wars, the 9/11 deception, the fraud of central banking, our broken education system, the use of religion to shape society, and the corrupted medical industry.The Octopus of Global Control footnotes these important events by featuring quotes and first-hand observations from over 500 witnesses and participants that were involved in the most important events in our history. Their words add context and help to paint the picture of these historic events by explaining who these people were, what they said, why it matters, and what actually happened.The author, Charlie Robinson, accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of blending the seriousness of these topics, and the respect they deserve, with dark humor, sarcasm and wit, that allow the reader to laugh at the preposterous while grasping the importance of these lessons.

Intelligent Transportation and Planning Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Intelligent Transportation and Planning  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1111
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 1522552111
ISBN 13: 9781522552116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Transportation and Planning Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Review:

From driverless cars to vehicular networks, recent technological advances are being employed to increase road safety and improve driver satisfaction. As with any newly developed technology, researchers must take care to address all concerns, limitations, and dangers before widespread public adoption. Intelligent Transportation and Planning: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on the applications, management, and planning of intelligent transportation systems. Highlighting a range of topics, such as automatic control, infrastructure systems, and system architecture, this publication is ideally designed for engineers, academics, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the transportation planning sector.

Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide
Author: Global Designing Cities Initiative,National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 1610917014
ISBN 13: 9781610917018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Street Design Guide Book Review:

The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. The Global Street Design Guide builds off the successful tools and tactics defined in NACTO's Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide while addressing a variety of street typologies and design elements found in various contexts around the world.

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings
Author: Adriano Alessandrini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 0128129948
ISBN 13: 9780128129944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings Book Review:

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings provides valuable, objective, often difficult-to-obtain data, gleaned from the largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) in the world to date. The book features chapters authored by those deeply involved in CityMobil2—providing an easily accessible, cross-referenced resource for data and information on each aspect of the project. Chapters cover vehicle technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, operating systems, future scenario analysis, automated and conventional vehicle comparisons, and legal frameworks for system implementation. The book examines project field tests, showing the technology’s adaptability and different requirements based on geographic location. Government officials, researchers, and transportation practitioners require real-world data and analysis in their efforts to bring automated and intelligent transport systems into the mainstream. The CityMobil2 demonstration transported more than 60,000 passengers in seven European cities, providing immense amounts of feedback and data to be analyzed. The book provides international expert opinion on this real-world data, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the project, as well as providing comparisons to both past and planned ARTS demonstration initiatives. The technical specifications developed from the project will help cities considering similar ARTS initiatives. Presents real-world data and valuable analysis from CityMobil2, the world’s largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) Assists policy makers seeking to implement their own ARTS, providing technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, as well as legal considerations Features a companion website with links to CityMobil2 demonstration videos, as well as links to detailed project documents Presents findings from CityMobil2, such as effects on daily trips per capita, average journey distance, and occupancy rate, and how they can affect the development of future ARTS projects Provides future ARTS scenario analysis, with information on planned, similar demonstrations

Applications of Evolutionary Computation

Applications of Evolutionary Computation
Author: Pedro A. Castillo,Juan Luis Jiménez Laredo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2021-05-02
ISBN 10: 3030726991
ISBN 13: 9783030726997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Evolutionary Computation Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Applications of Evolutionary Computation, EvoApplications 2021, held as part of Evo*2021, as Virtual Event, in April 2021, co-located with the Evo*2021 events EuroGP, EvoCOP, and EvoMUSART. The 51 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 submissions. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from applications of evolutionary computation; applications of deep bioinspired algorithms; soft computing applied to games; machine learning and AI in digital healthcare and personalized medicine; evolutionary computation in image analysis, signal processing and pattern recognition; evolutionary machine learning; parallel and distributed systems; and applications of nature inspired computing for sustainability and development.​

Computational Intelligence

Computational Intelligence
Author: Andries P. Engelbrecht
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2007-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780470512500
ISBN 13: 0470512504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Intelligence Book Review:

Computational Intelligence: An Introduction, Second Edition offers an in-depth exploration into the adaptive mechanisms that enable intelligent behaviour in complex and changing environments. The main focus of this text is centred on the computational modelling of biological and natural intelligent systems, encompassing swarm intelligence, fuzzy systems, artificial neutral networks, artificial immune systems and evolutionary computation. Engelbrecht provides readers with a wide knowledge of Computational Intelligence (CI) paradigms and algorithms; inviting readers to implement and problem solve real-world, complex problems within the CI development framework. This implementation framework will enable readers to tackle new problems without any difficulty through a single Java class as part of the CI library. Key features of this second edition include: A tutorial, hands-on based presentation of the material. State-of-the-art coverage of the most recent developments in computational intelligence with more elaborate discussions on intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI). New discussion of Darwinian evolution versus Lamarckian evolution, also including swarm robotics, hybrid systems and artificial immune systems. A section on how to perform empirical studies; topics including statistical analysis of stochastic algorithms, and an open source library of CI algorithms. Tables, illustrations, graphs, examples, assignments, Java code implementing the algorithms, and a complete CI implementation and experimental framework. Computational Intelligence: An Introduction, Second Edition is essential reading for third and fourth year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying CI. The first edition has been prescribed by a number of overseas universities and is thus a valuable teaching tool. In addition, it will also be a useful resource for researchers in Computational Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence, as well as engineers, statisticians, operational researchers, and bioinformaticians with an interest in applying AI or CI to solve problems in their domains. Check out http://www.ci.cs.up.ac.za for examples, assignments and Java code implementing the algorithms.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777393
ISBN 13: 9781136777394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Traffic

Traffic
Author: Tom Vanderbilt
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307373177
ISBN 13: 9780307373175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traffic Book Review:

Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light. We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our attempts to engineer safety and even identifies the most common mistakes drivers make in parking lots. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the quotidian activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works.

Interactive Collaborative Information Systems

Interactive Collaborative Information Systems
Author: Robert Babuška,Frans C.A. Groen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN 10: 3642116884
ISBN 13: 9783642116889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interactive Collaborative Information Systems Book Review:

The increasing complexity of our world demands new perspectives on the role of technology in decision making. Human decision making has its li- tations in terms of information-processing capacity. We need new technology to cope with the increasingly complex and information-rich nature of our modern society. This is particularly true for critical environments such as crisis management and tra?c management, where humans need to engage in close collaborations with arti?cial systems to observe and understand the situation and respond in a sensible way. We believe that close collaborations between humans and arti?cial systems will become essential and that the importance of research into Interactive Collaborative Information Systems (ICIS) is self-evident. Developments in information and communication technology have ra- cally changed our working environments. The vast amount of information available nowadays and the wirelessly networked nature of our modern so- ety open up new opportunities to handle di?cult decision-making situations such as computer-supported situation assessment and distributed decision making. To make good use of these new possibilities, we need to update our traditional views on the role and capabilities of information systems. The aim of the Interactive Collaborative Information Systems project is to develop techniques that support humans in complex information en- ronments and that facilitate distributed decision-making capabilities. ICIS emphasizes the importance of building actor-agent communities: close c- laborations between human and arti?cial actors that highlight their comp- mentary capabilities, and in which task distribution is ?exible and adaptive.

DSP Integrated Circuits

DSP Integrated Circuits
Author: Lars Wanhammar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 561
Release: 1999-02-24
ISBN 10: 9780080504773
ISBN 13: 0080504779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DSP Integrated Circuits Book Review:

DSP Integrated Circuits establishes the essential interface between theory of digital signal processing algorithms and their implementation in full-custom CMOS technology. With an emphasis on techniques for co-design of DSP algorithms and hardware in order to achieve high performance in terms of throughput, low power consumption, and design effort, this book provides the professional engineer, researcher, and student with a firm foundation in the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of designing high performance DSP integrated circuits. Centered around three design case studies, DSP Integrated Circuits thoroughly details a high-performance FFT processor, a 2-D Discrete Cosine Transform for HDTV, and a wave digital filter for interpolation of the sampling frequency. The case studies cover the essential parts of the design process in a top-down manner, from specification of algorithm design and optimization, scheduling of operations, synthesis of optimal architectures, realization of processing elements, to the floor-planning of the integrated circuit. Details the theory and design of digital filters - particularly wave digital filters, multi-rate digital filters, fast Fourier transforms (FFT's), and discrete cosine transforms (DCT's) Follows three complete "real-world" case studies throughout the book Provides complete coverage of finite word length effects in DSP algorithms In-depth survey of the computational properties of DSP algorithms and their mapping to optimal architectures Outlines DSP architectures and parallel, bit-serial, and distributed arithmetic Presents the design process in a top-down manner and incorporates numerous problems and solutions

ICCOEE2020

ICCOEE2020
Author: Bashar S. Mohammed,Nasir Shafiq,Shamsul Rahman M. Kutty,Hisham Mohamad,Abdul-Lateef Balogun
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1135
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN 10: 9813363118
ISBN 13: 9789813363113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICCOEE2020 Book Review:

This book contains papers presented in the 6th International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE2020) under the banner of World Engineering, Science & Technology Congress (ESTCON2020) will be held from 13th to 15th July 2021 at Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. This proceeding contains papers presented by academics and industrial practitioners showcasing the latest advancements and findings in civil engineering areas with an emphasis on sustainability and the Industrial Revolution 4.0. The papers are categorized under the following tracks and topics of research: 1. Resilient Structures and Smart Materials 2. Advanced Construction and Building Information Modelling 3. Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure 4. Advanced Coastal and Offshore Engineering 5. Green Environment and Smart Water Resource Management Systems