The role of Vehicles' Identification Techniques in transportation planning - The Qatari case study

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In a previous paper [3], the present authors introduced through a set of developed interfaces the concept of real-time transportation modeling, and justified the need and importance of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technique in achieving a comprehensive database for strategic planning parameters that can affect passengers' travel behavior and consequently the transport modal split. The research modeling work was based on PTV-Vision software, VISUM and VISSIM that are currently used in most of the international research studies. The research applications are programmed in Microsoft excel and visual basic and thus are compatible with any modeling software. This research application uses the official transport model of Qatar for performing a specific run for the core CBD area of Qatar as a case study for this thesis. The same run was conducted also using the developed research interface, and both results were close and consistent. Finally, and based on the comprehensive literature review undertaken in this research, in addition to the high accuracy and efficiency proven by the developed real-time modeling tools, the research recommends the implementation of Vehicles Identification Techniques in all countries that have a preliminary ITS infrastructure. © 2011 Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.




Hamra, W. E., & Attallah, Y. (2011). The role of Vehicles’ Identification Techniques in transportation planning - The Qatari case study. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 50(4), 381–390.

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