Using global positioning system for bus priority in London: traffic signals close to bus stops


Hounsell, N.B., Shrestha, B.P., McLeod, F.N., Palmer, S., Bowen, T. and Head, J.R. (2007) Using global positioning system for bus priority in London: traffic signals close to bus stops Institution of Engineering & Technology, Intelligent Transport Systems, 1, (2), pp. 131-137. (doi:10.1049/iet-its:20060059).

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London's bus network is one of the largest and most comprehensive urban transport systems in the world. The contribution of buses is recognised by implementing a series of initiatives including bus priority at traffic signals. London has a long history of the implementation of bus priority at traffic signals. It has kept pace with the development of new technologies by updating its bus priority system. Now, London is moving towards a bus management system based on global positioning system (GPS), which will also be used to provide bus priority at traffic signals. The authors describe theoretical work carried out by TRG on behalf of Transport for London Bus Priority Team to tackle the challenge posed by locational error associated with GPS where a traffic signal is close to a bus stop.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1049/iet-its:20060059
ISSNs: 1751-956X (print)
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ePrint ID: 53249
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June 2007Published
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:50
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53249

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