Smarter Traffic Management and Smarter Transportation Systems


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The Department of Science and Technology is working closely with the MMDA and the DPWH to alleviate Metro Manila's traffic congestion, and to develop environmentally-friendly mass transport systems.

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Smarter Traffic Management and Smarter Transportation Systems

  1. 1. Student Conference on Transportation Research Nov. 21, 2014—MIT Gymnasium Alejandro Melchor III Smarter Philippines Program Director Department of Science & Technology Smarter Traffic Management and Smarter Transportation Systems for a Smarter Philippines
  2. 2. Smarter Philippines:the DOST’s Technology- based Inclusive Growth Program DOST Secretary Mario Montejo Launches Smarter Philippines Program in Davao City, Feb. 20, 2013 Smarter Philippines is the DOST’s technology-based inclusive growth program. It has 6 categories of national-level programs… …and two categories of geographically-based programs.
  3. 3. DOTC estimates that traffic congestion in Manila alone costs P140B. Losses include: - cost of fuel wasted on slow moving traffic; - lost productivity of workers stuck in traffic jams; and - Increased stress on vehicles running low on gear. Source: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (2009) The Challenges: Traffic Congestion Road Accidents By 2020, road accidents will be the third leading cause of death around the world. Financial cost per fatal accident P 3,500,000.00 Social Cost (Lost Production Cost) P 506,450.00
  4. 4.  A World Bank study on the Philippines estimates that poor air quality accounts for 5% of all reported disease cases and 4% of all reported deaths in the country.  This is said to cost the Philippines P6.76 B Source: Lorenzo , Isa. A puff of a test. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. 2007. per year in health expenditures and lost income.  Air pollution results in 2000 deaths each year and causes US1.5 Billion in lost wages, medical treatment in Manila, Cebu, Baguio, and Davao.
  5. 5. Smarter Traffic Management and Smarter Transportation Systems are increasingly viewed as key components of a larger “system of systems”—the Smarter City
  6. 6. The Smart City, or Smarter City, is a known brand and a magnet for foreignand domestic investments Asian smart-city investments to hit $260 billion in 2020: Zpryme Iain Morris - January 15, 2013 Investments in Asian ‘smart cities’ are set to grow from about $55.6 billion in 2013 to around $260 billion in 2020, according to research from Zpryme. Source: smart-city-investments-hit-260-billion-2020- zpryme China prepares for smart city construction boom China has reportedly approved 193 trial cities to develop into “smart cities” The smart city program, initiated last November, is part of the country's efforts to explore ways to foster a new type of urbanization. Smarter Cities can be the perfect “Living Labs” to scientifically apply DOST’s Smarter Philippines innovations, and thereby attract investments. a-smart-cities
  7. 7. Making the Traffic Management System Smarter Advanced Traveller Information System Instrumented Interconnected Intelligent Flood Alert System for Metro Roads Integrated Smart Traffic Management System for Metro Manila, Reg. 3 & 4A Integrated Smart Traffic Signal System Traffic Simulation Software for LGUs Intelligent Scheduling & Mgmt System for Public Vehicles
  8. 8. Intelligent Transport System Master Plan for Metro Manila, Regions III & IVA Integrated Smart Traffic Signal System
  9. 9. • Locally manufactured rapid mass transit system • Fully automated - driverless vehicles are automatically steered along the guide-way • Employs rubber tires on concrete form • Uses an electric drive train without a hanging catenary
  10. 10.  Design and fabrication of a five- coach hybrid prototype road train public transport unit with ticketing system.
  11. 11. Automated Guideway Transit System (AGT). Locally manufactured rapid mass transit system Hybrid Electric Road Train: Solution to EDSA traffic jams. Sec. Mario Montejo unveils Road Train at ICON Innovation Congress in April 2013. Smarter Mobility provides affordable, environmentally friendly mass transportation to provide greater access to economic opportunities Design Hub for Customized Local Road Vehicles (CLRVs). Project Leader Roberto Dizon (R) signs MOU with leaders of mini-bus, Asian utility vehicle (AUV) and jeepney manufacturing sectors.
  12. 12. Alejandro P. Melchor III Smarter Philippines Program Director Department of Science & Technology Alejandro “Bud” Melchor