Dmotion created integrated strategic traffic management in the Düsseldorf metropolitan region. The project is a consequent step towards cooperative traffic management.
What is the philosophy behind the cooperative approach? Traffic in a metropolitan area can be controlled in an intelligent way only when all participating players are involved and interconnect their infrastructures.
Düsseldorf is a good example: traffic in the city is characterized by high commuter flows. All in all, more than 400.000 commuters come to Düsseldorf by car each day, most of them working in the city. In addition, shopping facility and a rich cultural scene attract visitors from the metropolitan area. The city’s road network is marked by a highway rectangle and many radial streets. That network structure offers optimal conditions for integrated traffic management between city and region.
The traffic management systems of the City of Düsseldorf and of the Land North Rhine-Westphalia were the basis for Dmotion. Connecting these two systems lead to the new integrated management system. In addition, provate companies offering mobility services take part.
With Dmotion, the Düsseldorf metropolitan region has a consistent, comprehensive traffic report available. In case of congestions, new joint control strategies will be used. Light signals and variable message signs can be switched strategically and lead motorists to alternative routes. All information is as well available on the Internet.
GEVAS software was responsible for the fields of work AK 200 (comprehensive traffic situation report) and AK 300 (comprehensive strategy management), as well as for all works concerning the development and implementation of OCIT interfaces.
Research Period: 2005 – 2009
Supported by Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology