Researchers Monitor Driving Behavior to Improve Highway Efficiency
Studies Could Boost Capacity of Existing Highways by Managing Lanes
Posted February 9, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
Randall Guensler, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, studies transportation efficiency in metropolitan areas.
His current work focuses on close monitoring of real-world driving behavior. The goal: find ways to improve traffic flow by maximizing the use of existing highways.
The vehicle-activity data being monitored are useful, he explains, not only for evaluating travel behavior, but also for studying traffic operations, safety, and environmental impact. Such data can help guide decisions affecting transportation planning and environmental policy analysis.