EG7031 Intelligent Transport System
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1. System performance (40%)
For the network depicted in Figure Q1.1 and the travel time and distances given in Table Q1.1, determine:
a) the route with the shortest distance from Brighton to Exeter using Dijkstra’s algorithm. (15%)
b) the route with the shortest time from Brighton to Exeter using Dijkstra’s algorithm. (10%)
c) Using an appropriate optimization software of your choice (I recommend MS Excel or Matlab), check the results obtained in b) above. Briefly (one or two sentences) compare the results from a) and b). (15%)
In your asnwers, clearly show all the appropriate steps you took to arrive at your answers in a) and b). The inputs and outputs from the software used in c) should also be documented in your report. Provide high quality diagrams to depict your results.
A bourough in charge of a city plans to adopt intelligent transportation systems solution to improve travel on their network for two locations A and B. Analysis shows the three alternative routes between the origin-destination pair A-B have travel times which is related to the volume rate of flow represents the number of vehicles per unit time, the travel times are given by:
If 100 vehicles per unit time leave A, determine the optimal division of traffic between the three routes so that
a) the overall travel times will be minimized (10%)
b) the total disutility in commuter-hours will be minimized (10%)
c) Based on the results obtained in a) and b), recommend a policy for improving travel in the borough by briefly explaining the reasons for your choice.
3. Transportation modelling (10%) Briefly discuss how transportation planning is intricably linked with land use planning in urban areas.
4. Transport and the environment (10%)
Discuss the main problems related to the sustainability of modern transportation systems and how technology could be used to address them.
5. Presentation (10%)
Top marks to be awarded to well-presented submission satisfying all submission requirements.
1. Work is to be word-processed and this should be in a clear legible typeface.
2. All the work must be the student’s own. All written work to be put through ‘Turnitin’ and final report included with submission (maximum similarity index 30%).
3. Submissions must be properly structured; this may involve pre-planning your work. The report must have an introduction, a contents page, rationale and conclusion as well as the main subject matter.
4. All figures and tables must be appropriately titled within the body of the text.
5. All pages should be clearly numbered.
6. A bibliography and/or any references used must be provided. Referencing to be Harvard Notation (if in doubt, check ‘Cite them Right’).
7. Sketches may be in pencil with inked notes or produced by computer.
8. Calculations must be logically laid out so that they can be easily checked.
9. All work submitted must have a front sheet that clearly shows the student ID, module code and title, module instructor (s), academic term and academic year.
10.The work must be submitted on MOODLE “Turnitin” before the deadline.
11.Work which is submitted after the deadline but within 24 hours of the due date and time will have 5% deduction in the marks, submission which is beyond 24 hours will receive zero marks, unless extenuating circumstances are approved.