Separate testing of roadside and in-car systems (2014 - 2015)
Amsterdam Practical Trial is testing new roadside and in-car systems technologies and methods to reduce congestion. In phase 1, APT tests roadside and in-car systems separately.
Roadside: testing the system on the road
The APT is testing an intelligent system that will connect traffic lights and slip road traffic lights to operate in unison automatically just before congestion on the motorway increases. The object is that the traffic on the motorway flows while the traffic on the slip roads can enter the motorway. This test was carried out on the A10 West and on connecting provincial and urban roads. The test was completed in 2014. Having made the traffic lights and slip road traffic lights smarter, the trial laid the foundation for the further integration of roadside and in-car systems.
In-car: test systems in cars
Road users in the Amsterdam region could download free apps. These apps show personalised and real-time information in the car for commuters and visitors to events in Amsterdam. They allow drivers to choose the best route and thus help reduce congestion. One of the apps’ features is to show the best route in real time. At times of high congestion, different road users are shown different routes and a reliable arrival time. The test is to assess the degree in which the apps better spread the traffic and decrease congestion. The test was completed in 2015. Customised information and advice on the best routes are helpful to road users. Connecting vehicles and traffic control centres lays the foundation for the further integration of roadside and in-car systems.
Phase 1’s evaluation reports are published in the database on this site.