ITS EdulabA Logical Choicedr.ir. Henk TaaleRijkswaterstaat, Delft University ofTechnology and TrafficQuestMarch 15th, 2012
Background•  Test centre Rijkswaterstaat    –  Testing of traffic management systems    –  Instructing traffic operators  ...
Occasion            Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/3   Delft University of Technology   March 15th, 2012
Toronto•  University of Toronto was initiator    –  MoT makes traffic data available for free    –  Number of other sponso...
ITS Edulab•  Cooperation DVS and Delft University of Technology•  Goal: connection between scientific research and the act...
Research Topics•    Incident management•    Traffic Information•    Traffic Management•    Safety and Sustainability•    R...
Research Questions (1)•  Incident management    –  If and how is it possible to estimate duration of incidents in real    ...
Research Questions (2)•  Road Pricing    –  Does time dependent road pricing reduce congestion or is the       price compe...
Current Status•  Official opening May 1st, 2007 by Joris Al (director DVS) and De   Quelerij (dean of the faculty Civil En...
Statistics I               9               8               7               6   Frequency               5               4  ...
Statistics II              8              7              6  Frequency              5              4              3        ...
Statistics III               10                9                8                7   Frequency                6           ...
Statistics IV           10            9            8            7            6   Grade            5            4          ...
Statistics V           10            9            8            7            6   Grade            5            4           ...
Website             Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/15   Delft University of Technology   March 15th, 2012
Achievements•  MSc thesis reports of high scientific quality•  Practical and applicable research for Rijkswaterstaat•  Stu...
Choose a project•  What do you like?•  What are your skills?•  Working on your thesis should be fun    –  Topic    –  Work...
Colophondr.ir. Henk TaaleRijkswaterstaatDelft University of TechnologyTrafficQuestE-mail: henk.taale@rws.nlPictures: Rijks...
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TIL/T&P Masterclass presentation by Henk Taale on the ITSEdulab and on choosing a graduation project. 15 March 2012

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  1. 1. ITS EdulabA Logical Choicedr.ir. Henk TaaleRijkswaterstaat, Delft University ofTechnology and TrafficQuestMarch 15th, 2012
  2. 2. Background•  Test centre Rijkswaterstaat –  Testing of traffic management systems –  Instructing traffic operators –  Testing of integrated systems, possibly with simulation•  Cooperation with TRAIL –  TRAIL: cooperation between universities on transport, infrastructure and logistics –  Project RegioLab•  Connection practice – science –  DVS less scientific –  TU research focuses on finances and not on problems•  Decrease in number of students traffic and transport Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/2 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  3. 3. Occasion Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/3 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  4. 4. Toronto•  University of Toronto was initiator –  MoT makes traffic data available for free –  Number of other sponsors (public and private)•  Big room with PC’s and video wall –  Data warehouse with open interfaces –  Simulation models, control algorithms –  Real-time traffic data and CCTV images•  Project manager employed by MoT and UoT –  Critical factors: authority & enthusiasm•  Costs for realisation: “several millions” CAD•  High scientific level of research group –  Strong increase in number of students Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/4 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  5. 5. ITS Edulab•  Cooperation DVS and Delft University of Technology•  Goal: connection between scientific research and the actual practice of Rijkswaterstaat•  DVS –  Means and facilities (workplaces, data) –  Research topics and questions –  Part of the supervision of students•  TU Delft –  Research questions –  Supervision of students –  Educational program and PR Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/5 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  6. 6. Research Topics•  Incident management•  Traffic Information•  Traffic Management•  Safety and Sustainability•  Road Pricing•  Road Construction and Maintenance•  Remaining Topics Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/6 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  7. 7. Research Questions (1)•  Incident management –  If and how is it possible to estimate duration of incidents in real time?•  Traffic Information –  How can in-car technology be used for real-time traffic information?•  Traffic Management –  How to coordinate and integrate traffic management in a regional network?•  Safety and Sustainability –  Is there a better way to determine environmental effects and can measurements with satellites be used for this? Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/7 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  8. 8. Research Questions (2)•  Road Pricing –  Does time dependent road pricing reduce congestion or is the price compensated so that no effects on congestion can be expected?•  Road Construction and Maintenance –  How can traffic management contribute to limiting the impacts of large scale road works?•  Remaining Topics –  What is the influence of weather conditions on traffic operations and what are the possibilities to improve traffic operations with weather information? Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/8 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  9. 9. Current Status•  Official opening May 1st, 2007 by Joris Al (director DVS) and De Quelerij (dean of the faculty Civil Engineering)•  23 students already graduated (MSc)•  2 students did not•  6 students working on their thesis –  Perimeter control –  Dutch speed policy –  Hard-shoulder running and behaviour –  Usability of in-car data –  Better traffic management for the A15 –  Micro model for merging Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/9 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  10. 10. Statistics I 9 8 7 6 Frequency 5 4 3 2 1 0 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 More Duration in months Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/10 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  11. 11. Statistics II 8 7 6 Frequency 5 4 3 2 1 0 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 More # Pages of Thesis Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/11 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  12. 12. Statistics III 10 9 8 7 Frequency 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 6 7 8 9 10 Grade Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/12 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  13. 13. Statistics IV 10 9 8 7 6 Grade 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 100 200 300 400 # Pages Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/13 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  14. 14. Statistics V 10 9 8 7 6 Grade 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 5 10 15 20 Duration Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/14 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  15. 15. Website Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/15 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  16. 16. Achievements•  MSc thesis reports of high scientific quality•  Practical and applicable research for Rijkswaterstaat•  Students choose for jobs in the field of traffic and transport –  4 students started with PhD projects –  4 students ended up with Rijkswaterstaat –  9 students got a job in traffic consultancy firms –  3 students are working for a manufacturer of traffic systems –  3 students not known Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/16 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  17. 17. Choose a project•  What do you like?•  What are your skills?•  Working on your thesis should be fun –  Topic –  Working environment (colleagues, building) » Iis a logical choice! Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/17 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012
  18. 18. Colophondr.ir. Henk TaaleRijkswaterstaatDelft University of TechnologyTrafficQuestE-mail: henk.taale@rws.nlPictures: Rijkswaterstaat Rijkswaterstaat2012-06/18 Delft University of Technology March 15th, 2012

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