The urban agglomeration around Vienna has over 2,7 million inhabitants. Traffic in large metropolitan regions can be organized efficiently when all means of transportation and the entire infrastructure are integrated into the traffic control system: roads in the city center and in the region, expressways, commuter trains, subways, buses and trams. In Vienna, a comprehensive traffic information system is currently built up: ITS Vienna Region. GEVAS software Austria is major consortium partner in the project cooperatiV, which will realize an optimized extension of the existing operational traffic signal control.
cooperatiV thus stands for a cooperative traffic system in Vienna. Light signal control will be linked to the traffic information system ITS Vienna Region. Open interfaces to the city’s traffic computer, the operational control system of the countrywide bus company ÖBB Postbus and (later) to the highway traffic system connect city, county, expressways and public transport. The operational graph, which is linked to another research project called VIP Vienna Region, is a geo-informational basis. It references all relevant traffic data to the traffic network in Vienna and its outskirts. The result is a detailed intermodal traffic situation report for the whole region of Vienna.
Traffic-adaptive network control and comprehensive strategy management have a positive impact on both individual traffic and public transportation. The applied control methods and public transport acceleration will improve traffic quality significantly. In addition, cooperatiV demonstrates how to integrate additional applications into an open control system. Environmentally sensible network control will show that traffic-adaptive network control reduces particulate matter and pollution. By cutting stops, waiting times and travel times and dislocating inevitable congestions to well-aerated parts of the traffic network, air pollution and noise can be reduced to a remarkable extent.
cooperatiV is a user-friendly, comprehensive traffic control and traffic management system for Vienna. It will already contain core applications for adaptive network control and strategic management for city, county, expressways and public transport. Open system architecture and multifunctional expandability create a competence center for traffic management solutions in Vienna, which exceeds common proprietary solutions by far.
Research Period: 2008 – 2011
Supported by Austrian Federal Ministry of Traffic, Innovation and Technology