With the development of our modern cities, growing traffic problems adversely affect people’s traveling convenience more and more, which has become one of the most crucial factors considered in urban planning and design in recent years. Urban traffic congestion is a severe problem that significantly reduces the quality of life in particularly metropolitan areas. However, frequently constructing new roads is not realistic and untenable in social and economic aspects. In the effort to deal with this intractable problem, so-called intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies are successfully implemented widely throughout the world nowadays. ITS with two important components advanced traffic management systems (ATMS) and advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) aim to relieve the increasing congestion and decrease travel time through providing information to the drivers by means of radio broadcasts or dynamic route guidance systems.

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Published on 01/01/2012

Volume 2012, 2012
DOI: 10.5772/27741
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