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Traffic

Floating Car Data for wide area traffic monitoring and forecast
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Gagliardi G.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 22nd ITS World Congress, 6-9 October 2015, Bordeaux (France)
FCD KPI Real-time Data Traffic Forecast

In this paper a new perspective in traffic control using vehicular traffic data sources and the relevant evaluation methodology are presented. This study was performed in the Piedmont Regional Traffic Supervisor (SVR) project context: the SVR was developed by 5T company with the main aim of traffic monitoring, forecast and control, over all the Piedmont Region road network. This is a radical evolution of the concept: the extension and the different typology of the controlled area require some specific technical choices that are described in the paper. Besides, the wideness of the controlled area requires also an integration of classic physical sensors with new vehicular sensors (Floating Car Data – FCD): details about real-time data acquisition and treatment, as well as about KPI identification and estimation will be provided.
ABSTRACT

Traffic Supervisor system on wide regional area
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Gagliardi G.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 19th ITS World Congress, 22-26 October 2012, Vienna (Austria)
Real-time Traffic Monitoring Traffic Control Traffic Management Regional Area
Floating Car Data Floating Car Data Data Fusion Data Integration Commercial Road Network Graph

In this paper the project for the Piedmont Regional Traffic Supervisor (SVR) is described. It is developed by 5T company with the aim of traffic monitoring, forecast and control, over all the Piedmont Region. This is not a simple extension of the current Turin Metropolitan Traffic Supervisor, but a radical evolution of the concept in terms of data sources, data types, models realization criteria and traffic assignment algorithms. 5T is developing a new SVR able to evolve all the monitoring functions to the wide regional area extension, assuring, at the same time, a correct matching of all the traffic information at all the interfaces among the various municipalities. The extension and the different typology of the controlled areas require some specific technical choices that will be described in the paper. Besides, the wideness of the controlled area requires also an integration of classic “physical sensor“ with new “virtual sensors” (Floating Car Data – FCD): details about data acquisition, data completion, data fusion and harmonisation will be provided. Finally, a brief description of all the informative services that will be based on the traffic data generated by the SVR system, as well as a short review of some results, is also provided.
ABSTRACT

S.I.MO.NE. Innovative system for metropolitan area mobility management
Autori: Arneodo F., Foti G., Cocozza M.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 16th ITS World Congress, 21-25 September 2009, Stockholm (Sweden)
Communication Protocols Data Fusion Data Completion Data Collection Data aggregation Data exchange Floating Car Data Traffic management Traffic modelling and simulation Value Added Services

S.I.MO.NE. (Innovative System for Metropolitan Area Mobility management) is a project to promote innovation in the metropolitan area mobility management. Actors involved in the reference scenario are: On Board Unit providers, Telco companies, Fleet Managers, Vehicle Service Centres and Traffic Operation Centres. Key objective of the project is the definition of a framework at national level to collect and aggregate Floating Car Data, to improve mobility management. The criteria definition to accept data coming from Fleet Managers, to project and aggregate FCD on geo-database, to perform Data Completion and to provide Value Added Services is the challenge of the project.
ABSTRACT

Turin: From Pioneer Traffic Management Solutions to the Innovative "Access Rights" Control System
Autori: Antoniola M., D’Angelo P., De Cantis G., Foti G., Panero R.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 14th ITS World Congress, Bejing (China)
Traffic Management Limited Traffic Zone Urban Traffic Control

The increasing number of vehicles moving on the roads causes all over the world traffic problems, especially in the urban centres. The paper presents the main solutions to the urban traffic problem starting from the long experience of Turin in limited access areas and moving towards the recent experiences in pay-per-use schemes. Nevertheless the upcoming access control solutions do not take into account a set of critical factors, decisive for their sustainability. The “access rights” represent a more sustainable access control system and are able to ensure benefits in terms of both effectiveness and social acceptability of demand management solutions.
ABSTRACT

Public Transport

Importance Of Data Standards For European Passenger Mobility
Autori: Bourée K., Tibaut A., Arneodo F., Bjersing U., Duquesne C., JS Knowles N., Reynolds S.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium ISEP 2017, 27 March 2017, Ljubliana (Slovenia)
Harmonized ITS standards Reference Data Models Mobility Public Transport Data Exchange

In the paper, the Transmodel series of standards for public transport are proposed to address and solve data interoperability challenges for multimodal public transport domain with special focus to passenger mobility. Additionally, an implementation example of the standards is presented. The paper aims to increase the awareness for the need of ITS standards.
ABSTRACT

DeCoClu: Density consensus clustering approach for public transport data
Autori: Fiori A., Mignone A., Rospo G.
Pubblicazione: Information Science, Volume 328, 20 January 2016, pp. 378–388
Data Clustering Business Intelligence Public Transport Automatic Vehicle Monitoring

Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) systems are exploited by public transport companies to manage and control their fleet of vehicles. However, these systems are usually based on the background knowledge of the transport network which can change during the time and in some cases can be missing or erroneous. GPS data and other information captured by the vehicles during their work can be exploited to update the network knowledge. This paper presents a novel approach, namely DeCoClu (Density Consensus Clustering), that aims at mining the topology of a public transport network by means of a consensus clustering density-based approach. In particular, the method exploits static information from time series of positioning signals (i.e., GPS data) to infer geographical locations of stops by means of a consensus clustering strategy based on a new distance function. Moreover, the logical pathway of a route (i.e., stops sequence) is defined by an Hamiltonian cycle. Experiments performed on real-data collections provided by a public transport company demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
ABSTRACT

Effetti della priorità semaforica ed ITS sui consumi energetici
Autori: Berger M., Bottero M., Bono M., Cassinelli P., Dalla Chiara B., Deflorio F.
Pubblicazione: Rivista Trasporti Pubblici, November-December 2014, pp. 31-37
Public Transport Automatic Vehicle Monitoring Urban Traffic Control

Nello studio condotto si sono raccolti ed elaborati dati relativi alla cinematica e ai consumi energetici di un campione dei tram attualmente in servizio sulla linea 4 di Torino, al fine di stimare il beneficio energetico atteso dalla priorità semaforica.
ABSTRACT

Tell me the bus - A new approach in developing applications for Public Transport end users
Autori: Arneodo F. Gastaldi D., Botta D.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 10th ITS European congress, 16-18 June 2014, Helsinki (Finland)
Interoperability Infomobility Real-Time Monitoring Mobile End-user Perception Crowdsourcing

In a city like Turin (less than 1 million inhabitants) more than 57% of Public Transport (PT) users are systematic clients; in other words, they take the same bus line twice a day every single workday. These persons know their PT lines and their itinerary much better than Public Transport Companies (or our algorithms) will ever do. In this paper a change of paradigm is proposed: instead of supplying people with complex forecast and aggregated data, we investigate the way to allow them accessing real-time, low level data in a practical and user friendly way. This will enable skilled passengers to put in practice their very personal experience in understanding the status of their PT line and, in short, make their on “forecasts”.
ABSTRACT

Infomobility

Real-time data in public transport information and travel planning
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 8th ITS European congress, 6-9 June 2011, Lyon (France)
Public Transport Infomobility Journey Planner Real-time datag

In this paper we will describe how we are changing our informative system by transforming it from a mere “electronic” (web and mobile) timetable and travel planner to an extensively complete real-time informative system. The real challenge of this work is the creation of a relationship among real-time and planned data, and their subsequent conversion into a sufficiently “open” and “common” format that enables the development of new platform-independent informative services to end users. Synergies of this work with the European project SMART-WAY will also be outlined.
ABSTRACT

Next tools and technology for a versatile infomobility the 5t experience on google platform
Autori: Aguilar R., Cretier L., Gastaldi D., Panero R.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 7th ITS European congress, 3-6 June 2008, Geneva (Switzerland)
Public Transport Traffic Maps Web Portal Infomobility Integration Google Maps Google Transit Torino Piemonte

5T Srl is the non-commercial public company managing the traffic/PT/infomobility systems in the metropolitan area of Torino (counting more than 2M inhabitants). The 5T platform continuously grew up along years, and in 2006 it evolved into the Traffic Operation Centre of the Torino Winter Olympics. In the past years, 5T developed a state-of-the art integrated platform to let all its internal and external systems communicate each-other via standard and open technologies. Recently, we also chose the Google Earth and Google Maps tools as top level interfaces for the management of the whole distributed platform and to display to end-users the real-time data about traffic status, roadworks, parking occupation and so on. This document shortly describe some aspects of this experience.
ABSTRACT

Ticketing

Transmodel – NeTEx – EPTIS: a European Standard for Modelling and Exchanging Fares
Autori: Arneodo F. , Boureé K., Tibaut A.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the22nd ITS World Congress, 6-9 October 2015, Bordeaux (France)
Data Model Public Transport Fares Data Exchange

Interoperability between fare systems is an important step towards “seamless travel” and is a necessary condition for the efficient provision of passenger information on fares across transport modes. Achieving this goal presents a technical challenge and to help reach it the European project NeTEx/EPTIS proposes a standardised data exchange format for fares that can be used across Europe. The project specifies how to model the complexity of European fare structures, using a data model based on generic concepts that can represent the core elements of any fare system, independently of any specific set of concrete fare products offered for sale, and then derives a standard interface as an XML schema implementation. The European Reference Data Model for Public Transport (Transmodel), extended to cover the requirements of heavy rail, is used as a basis for the proposed fare model. An early implementation of NeTEx is achieved by the project BIPEx.
ABSTRACT

Piedmont Integrated Ticketing An innovative and strategic (and smart) approach
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Migliasso D.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 9th ITS European congress, 4-7 June 2013, Dublin (Ireland)
Integrated ticketing Transfer Protocol Interoperability Infomobility

This paper describes the design and implementation of the Piedmont Integrated Ticketing project (BIP - Biglietto Integrato Piemonte) and its interoperability with any public service already supporting or willing to support this technology. The interoperation among different service operators will be assured by means of a single Regional Service Centre (the “CSR-BIP”) sharing data about services and customer usage with transport operators and Public Administration, by means of a standardized transfer data protocol (called BIPEx) compliant with the most up-to-date international standards. The same informative content will be used for dedicated informative services. Moreover, all services compliant to the BIP system will be accessed by users through a pure contactless smart card, with its Card Data Model, defining its content and the rules to access it. Customers will be able to change between Public Transport operators or other transport systems (i.e. car and bike sharing) and even cultural services (EDISU or PYOU Card) or regional museums, without the need to acquire a dedicated “ticket” for each. One centre, one protocol and a single smart card will enable one of the most integrated ticketing and informative service system ever.
ABSTRACT

ITS Solutions Application

An operational framework to integrate traffic message channel (TMC) in emergency mapping services (EMS)
Autori: Arco E., Ajmar A., Arneodo F. e Boccardo P.
Pubblicazione: European Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 50, 2017
Traffic Message Channel Emergency Mapping GIS Traffic Information

Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is a technology for delivering traffic information to vehicle drivers. Sources of traffic information typically include police departments, Traffic Information Centers (TICs), camera systems, traffic speed detectors, floating car data, so on. Both public and commercial TMC services are operational in many countries. TMC messages can be also exchanged among TICs formally using standard protocols. The term emergency mapping (EM) encloses all activities finalized to produce geographic data on the consequences of a natural or man-made events. Emergency mapping services (EMS) normally exploit satellite or aerial imagery in order to extract the extent of the area affected and the impact on local infrastructures. In this paper, the authors verify the impact of the integration of TMC information in routinary EMS, exploiting the flood event occurred in November 2016 in north-west Italy as a case study. After an introduction to the problem and a description of TMC technology and of EMS, all technical aspects related to the integration of the two services are deeply described. Extracted traffic events have then been integrated and compared with EM products generated for the event previously mentioned. Finally, opportunities, limits, future enhancement and refining are summarized in the conclusions.
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Towards a “Smart Region” paradigm Beyond Smart Cities borders: Piedmont Region experience
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Castelli R.
Pubblicazione: IEEE Explore, June 2017
Smart City Interoperability Infomobility Integration

This paper describes how the Smart City paradigm can be successfully changed into the “Smart Region” concept as happened in the Piedmont Region. Different projects and technologies involved in this perspective change will be described through the genesis of the unified Centro Servizi Regionale (CSR), embodiment of the Mobility as a Service approach. CSR is not only an arrival point of this vision but it will also be the starting point of new epochal changes: its future improvements will be reported.
ABSTRACT

Managing by Data the Governance of Regional Transport Network
Autori: Arneodo F. Botta D., Gagliardi G.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress, 6-9 June 2017, Glasgow (Scotland)
KPI Public Transport Business Intelligence

In this paper, a new approach to mobility management is described as well as the Italian reference scenario, where the transportation offer is changing towards the provision of different transportation services like public transport, car sharing, bike sharing, public transport for weak mobility demand areas. The role of the Public administration becomes crucial either for the funding of public transport or the governance of the mobility services portfolio, with a change of mobility concept towards a mobility as a service one. Piedmont Region, a Local Public Administration, charged 5T Company to realize a Regional Service Centre (CSR) for the Governance of the regional mobility services. An appropriate application of ITS and Business Intelligence techniques on CSR data will enable a Managing by data approach to reach this goal.
ABSTRACT

Application of Geomatic techniques in Infomobility and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
Autori: Boccardo P., Arneodo F., Botta D.
Pubblicazione: European Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 47, 2014
Fleet Management Floating Car Data Infomobility Integrated Ticketing Remote Sensing Geomatic

During last years, we assisted to an increment of mobility demand, implying the need of adequate infrastructure and efficient public transport. The deployment of informative services and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) assumed a fundamental importance to address mobility demand, strictly correlated to the territory characteristics. At the same time, mature Geomatic technologies, especially related to GPS differential positioning (both in real time and in post processing), mobile mapping systems (MMS), remotely sensed imageries (aerial, satellite and UAV platforms), archiving and management systems (Spatial Data Infrastructure – SDI) will play a crucial role. These applications to infomobility and ITS are described in this paper.
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2017

An operational framework to integrate traffic message channel (TMC) in emergency mapping services (EMS)
Autori: Arco E., Ajmar A., Arneodo F. e Boccardo P.
Pubblicazione: European Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 50, 2017
Traffic Message Channel Emergency Mapping GIS Traffic Information

Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is a technology for delivering traffic information to vehicle drivers. Sources of traffic information typically include police departments, Traffic Information Centers (TICs), camera systems, traffic speed detectors, floating car data, so on. Both public and commercial TMC services are operational in many countries. TMC messages can be also exchanged among TICs formally using standard protocols. The term emergency mapping (EM) encloses all activities finalized to produce geographic data on the consequences of a natural or man-made events. Emergency mapping services (EMS) normally exploit satellite or aerial imagery in order to extract the extent of the area affected and the impact on local infrastructures. In this paper, the authors verify the impact of the integration of TMC information in routinary EMS, exploiting the flood event occurred in November 2016 in north-west Italy as a case study. After an introduction to the problem and a description of TMC technology and of EMS, all technical aspects related to the integration of the two services are deeply described. Extracted traffic events have then been integrated and compared with EM products generated for the event previously mentioned. Finally, opportunities, limits, future enhancement and refining are summarized in the conclusions.
ABSTRACT
Download the full paper

Towards a “Smart Region” paradigm Beyond Smart Cities borders: Piedmont Region experience
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Castelli R.
Pubblicazione: IEEE Explore, June 2017
Smart City Interoperability Infomobility Integration

This paper describes how the Smart City paradigm can be successfully changed into the “Smart Region” concept as happened in the Piedmont Region. Different projects and technologies involved in this perspective change will be described through the genesis of the unified Centro Servizi Regionale (CSR), embodiment of the Mobility as a Service approach. CSR is not only an arrival point of this vision but it will also be the starting point of new epochal changes: its future improvements will be reported.
ABSTRACT

Importance Of Data Standards For European Passenger Mobility
Autori: Bourée K., Tibaut A., Arneodo F., Bjersing U., Duquesne C., JS Knowles N., Reynolds S.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium ISEP 2017, 27 March 2017, Ljubliana (Slovenia)
Harmonized ITS standards Reference Data Models Mobility Public Transport Data Exchange

In the paper, the Transmodel series of standards for public transport are proposed to address and solve data interoperability challenges for multimodal public transport domain with special focus to passenger mobility. Additionally, an implementation example of the standards is presented. The paper aims to increase the awareness for the need of ITS standards.
ABSTRACT

Managing by Data the Governance of Regional Transport Network
Autori: Arneodo F. Botta D., Gagliardi G.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress, 6-9 June 2017, Glasgow (Scotland)
KPI Public Transport Business Intelligence

In this paper, a new approach to mobility management is described as well as the Italian reference scenario, where the transportation offer is changing towards the provision of different transportation services like public transport, car sharing, bike sharing, public transport for weak mobility demand areas. The role of the Public administration becomes crucial either for the funding of public transport or the governance of the mobility services portfolio, with a change of mobility concept towards a mobility as a service one. Piedmont Region, a Local Public Administration, charged 5T Company to realize a Regional Service Centre (CSR) for the Governance of the regional mobility services. An appropriate application of ITS and Business Intelligence techniques on CSR data will enable a Managing by data approach to reach this goal.
ABSTRACT

2016

DeCoClu: Density consensus clustering approach for public transport data
Autori: Fiori A., Mignone A., Rospo G.
Pubblicazione: Information Science, Volume 328, 20 January 2016, pp 378–388
Data Clustering Business Intelligence Public Transport Automatic Vehicle Monitoring

Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) systems are exploited by public transport companies to manage and control their fleet of vehicles. However, these systems are usually based on the background knowledge of the transport network which can change during the time and in some cases can be missing or erroneous. GPS data and other information captured by the vehicles during their work can be exploited to update the network knowledge. This paper presents a novel approach, namely DeCoClu (Density Consensus Clustering), that aims at mining the topology of a public transport network by means of a consensus clustering density-based approach. In particular, the method exploits static information from time series of positioning signals (i.e., GPS data) to infer geographical locations of stops by means of a consensus clustering strategy based on a new distance function. Moreover, the logical pathway of a route (i.e., stops sequence) is defined by an Hamiltonian cycle. Experiments performed on real-data collections provided by a public transport company demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
ABSTRACT

2015

Transmodel – NeTEx – EPTIS: a European Standard for Modelling and Exchanging Fares
Autori: Arneodo F. , Boureé K., Tibaut A.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 22nd ITS World Congress, 6-9 October 2015, Bordeaux (France)
Data Model Public Transport Fares Data Exchange

Interoperability between fare systems is an important step towards “seamless travel” and is a necessary condition for the efficient provision of passenger information on fares across transport modes. Achieving this goal presents a technical challenge and to help reach it the European project NeTEx/EPTIS proposes a standardised data exchange format for fares that can be used across Europe. The project specifies how to model the complexity of European fare structures, using a data model based on generic concepts that can represent the core elements of any fare system, independently of any specific set of concrete fare products offered for sale, and then derives a standard interface as an XML schema implementation. The European Reference Data Model for Public Transport (Transmodel), extended to cover the requirements of heavy rail, is used as a basis for the proposed fare model. An early implementation of NeTEx is achieved by the project BIPEx.
ABSTRACT

Floating Car Data for wide area traffic monitoring and forecast
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Gagliardi G.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 22nd ITS World Congress, 6-9 October 2015, Bordeaux (France)
FCD KPI Real-time Data Traffic Forecast

In this paper a new perspective in traffic control using vehicular traffic data sources and the relevant evaluation methodology are presented. This study was performed in the Piedmont Regional Traffic Supervisor (SVR) project context: the SVR was developed by 5T company with the main aim of traffic monitoring, forecast and control, over all the Piedmont Region road network. This is a radical evolution of the concept: the extension and the different typology of the controlled area require some specific technical choices that are described in the paper. Besides, the wideness of the controlled area requires also an integration of classic physical sensors with new vehicular sensors (Floating Car Data – FCD): details about real-time data acquisition and treatment, as well as about KPI identification and estimation will be provided.
ABSTRACT

2014

Effetti della priorità semaforica ed ITS sui consumi energetici
Autori: Berger M., Bottero M., Bono M., Cassinelli P., Dalla Chiara B., Deflorio F.
Pubblicazione: Rivista Trasporti Pubblici November-December 2014, pp. 31-37
Public Transport Automatic Vehicle Monitoring Urban Traffic Control

Nello studio condotto si sono raccolti ed elaborati dati relativi alla cinematica e ai consumi energetici di un campione dei tram attualmente in servizio sulla linea 4 di Torino, al fine di stimare il beneficio energetico atteso dalla priorità semaforica.
ABSTRACT

Tell me the bus - A new approach in developing applications for Public Transport end users
Autori: Arneodo F. Gastaldi D., Botta D.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 10th ITS European congress, 16-18 June 2014, Helsinki (Finland)
Interoperability Infomobility Real-Time Monitoring Mobile End-user Perception Crowdsourcing

In a city like Turin (less than 1 million inhabitants) more than 57% of Public Transport (PT) users are systematic clients; in other words, they take the same bus line twice a day every single workday. These persons know their PT lines and their itinerary much better than Public Transport Companies (or our algorithms) will ever do. In this paper a change of paradigm is proposed: instead of supplying people with complex forecast and aggregated data, we investigate the way to allow them accessing real-time, low level data in a practical and user friendly way. This will enable skilled passengers to put in practice their very personal experience in understanding the status of their PT line and, in short, make their on “forecasts”.
ABSTRACT

Application of Geomatic techniques in Infomobility and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
Autori: Boccardo P., Arneodo F., Botta D.
Pubblicazione: European Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 47, 2014
Fleet Management Floating Car Data Infomobility Integrated Ticketing Remote Sensing Geomatic

During last years, we assisted to an increment of mobility demand, implying the need of adequate infrastructure and efficient public transport. The deployment of informative services and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) assumed a fundamental importance to address mobility demand, strictly correlated to the territory characteristics. At the same time, mature Geomatic technologies, especially related to GPS differential positioning (both in real time and in post processing), mobile mapping systems (MMS), remotely sensed imageries (aerial, satellite and UAV platforms), archiving and management systems (Spatial Data Infrastructure – SDI) will play a crucial role. These applications to infomobility and ITS are described in this paper.
ABSTRACT
Download the full paper

2013

Piedmont Integrated Ticketing An innovative and strategic (and smart) approach
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Migliasso D.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 9th ITS European congress, 4-7 June 2013, Dublin (Ireland)
Integrated ticketing Transfer Protocol Interoperability Infomobility

This paper describes the design and implementation of the Piedmont Integrated Ticketing project (BIP - Biglietto Integrato Piemonte) and its interoperability with any public service already supporting or willing to support this technology. The interoperation among different service operators will be assured by means of a single Regional Service Centre (the “CSR-BIP”) sharing data about services and customer usage with transport operators and Public Administration, by means of a standardized transfer data protocol (called BIPEx) compliant with the most up-to-date international standards. The same informative content will be used for dedicated informative services. Moreover, all services compliant to the BIP system will be accessed by users through a pure contactless smart card, with its Card Data Model, defining its content and the rules to access it. Customers will be able to change between Public Transport operators or other transport systems (i.e. car and bike sharing) and even cultural services (EDISU or PYOU Card) or regional museums, without the need to acquire a dedicated “ticket” for each. One centre, one protocol and a single smart card will enable one of the most integrated ticketing and informative service system ever.
ABSTRACT

2012

Traffic Supervisor system on wide regional area
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D., Gagliardi G.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 19th ITS World Congress, 22-26 October 2012, Vienna (Austria)
Real-time Traffic Monitoring Traffic Control Traffic Management Regional Area
Floating Car Data Floating Car Data Data Fusion Data Integration Commercial Road Network Graph

In this paper the project for the Piedmont Regional Traffic Supervisor (SVR) is described. It is developed by 5T company with the aim of traffic monitoring, forecast and control, over all the Piedmont Region. This is not a simple extension of the current Turin Metropolitan Traffic Supervisor, but a radical evolution of the concept in terms of data sources, data types, models realization criteria and traffic assignment algorithms. 5T is developing a new SVR able to evolve all the monitoring functions to the wide regional area extension, assuring, at the same time, a correct matching of all the traffic information at all the interfaces among the various municipalities. The extension and the different typology of the controlled areas require some specific technical choices that will be described in the paper. Besides, the wideness of the controlled area requires also an integration of classic “physical sensor“ with new “virtual sensors” (Floating Car Data – FCD): details about data acquisition, data completion, data fusion and harmonisation will be provided. Finally, a brief description of all the informative services that will be based on the traffic data generated by the SVR system, as well as a short review of some results, is also provided.
ABSTRACT

2011

Real-time data in public transport information and travel planning
Autori: Arneodo F., Botta D.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 8th ITS European congress, 6-9 June 2011, Lyon (France)
Public Transport Infomobility Journey Planner Real-time datag

In this paper we will describe how we are changing our informative system by transforming it from a mere “electronic” (web and mobile) timetable and travel planner to an extensively complete real-time informative system. The real challenge of this work is the creation of a relationship among real-time and planned data, and their subsequent conversion into a sufficiently “open” and “common” format that enables the development of new platform-independent informative services to end users. Synergies of this work with the European project SMART-WAY will also be outlined.
ABSTRACT

2009

S.I.MO.NE. Innovative system for metropolitan area mobility management
Autori: Arneodo F., Foti G., Cocozza M.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 16th ITS World Congress, 21-25 September 2009, Stockholm (Sweden)
Communication Protocols Data Fusion Data Completion Data Collection Data aggregation Data exchange Floating Car Data Traffic management Traffic modelling and simulation Value Added Services

S.I.MO.NE. (Innovative System for Metropolitan Area Mobility management) is a project to promote innovation in the metropolitan area mobility management. Actors involved in the reference scenario are: On Board Unit providers, Telco companies, Fleet Managers, Vehicle Service Centres and Traffic Operation Centres. Key objective of the project is the definition of a framework at national level to collect and aggregate Floating Car Data, to improve mobility management. The criteria definition to accept data coming from Fleet Managers, to project and aggregate FCD on geo-database, to perform Data Completion and to provide Value Added Services is the challenge of the project.
ABSTRACT

2008

Next tools and technology for a versatile infomobility the 5t experience on google platform
Autori: Aguilar R., Cretier L., Gastaldi D., Panero R.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 7th ITS European congress, 3-6 June 2008, Geneva (Switzerland)
Public Transport Traffic Maps Web Portal Infomobility Integration Google Maps Google Transit Torino Piemonte

5T Srl is the non-commercial public company managing the traffic/PT/infomobility systems in the metropolitan area of Torino (counting more than 2M inhabitants). The 5T platform continuously grew up along years, and in 2006 it evolved into the Traffic Operation Centre of the Torino Winter Olympics. In the past years, 5T developed a state-of-the art integrated platform to let all its internal and external systems communicate each-other via standard and open technologies. Recently, we also chose the Google Earth and Google Maps tools as top level interfaces for the management of the whole distributed platform and to display to end-users the real-time data about traffic status, roadworks, parking occupation and so on. This document shortly describe some aspects of this experience.
ABSTRACT

2007

Turin: From Pioneer Traffic Management Solutions to the Innovative "Access Rights" Control System
Autori: Antoniola M., D’Angelo P., De Cantis G., Foti G., Panero R.
Pubblicazione: Proceedings of the 14th ITS World Congress, Bejing (China)
Traffic Management Limited Traffic Zone Urban Traffic Control

The increasing number of vehicles moving on the roads causes all over the world traffic problems, especially in the urban centres. The paper presents the main solutions to the urban traffic problem starting from the long experience of Turin in limited access areas and moving towards the recent experiences in pay-per-use schemes. Nevertheless the upcoming access control solutions do not take into account a set of critical factors, decisive for their sustainability. The “access rights” represent a more sustainable access control system and are able to ensure benefits in terms of both effectiveness and social acceptability of demand management solutions.
ABSTRACT