Delcan touts award-winning ICM project at ITS America
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Delcans Dan Lukasik presenting the San Diego ICM project
Delcan is the systems integrator for a major integrated corridor management (ICM) pilot site being highlighted by the US DOT. The San Diego ICM project, led by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), has deployed an advanced system designed to manage and optimise all available infrastructure, routes and modes in a pro-active, coordinated manner. The project won the Best of ITS Award presented at the opening plenary.
The Interstate 15 Integrated Corridor Management System represents collaboration between SANDAG, Caltrans, local cities, state and national transportation agencies. This project implements the US DOT’s vision that metropolitan areas can realise significant improvements in the efficient movement of people and goods through aggressive, proactive integration of existing infrastructure along major transportation corridors. It involves the integration of technologies and concepts that have yet to be used in the US. Various Active Traffic Management (ATM) strategies were deployed including: Freeway coordinated adaptive ramp metering; signal coordination on arterials with freeway ramp metering; regional arterial management; real-time multimodal decision support; network traffic prediction; on-line micro simulation analysis; real-time response strategy assessment; en-route traveller information; and pre-trip traveller information.
As systems integrator for this project, Delcan Intelligent NETworks product was installed to monitor and manage the various facilities and modes, as well as recommend response plan strategies for various types of scheduled and unscheduled events. At the heart of the system is a real-time multimodal Decision Support System (DSS) that involved integration between Intelligent NETworks and Aimsun Online, a tool from Transport Simulation Systems (TSS) that provides network traffic prediction and real-time micro simulation. The end result is said to be one of the most comprehensive and intelligent decision support systems in the industry today.
Delcan is inviting delegates to its booth to learn more about this groundbreaking method of transportation management.