December 5, 2009

Eko stoplight by Damjan Stanković

From a link on the messageboard of Ken Jennings' blog (from a debate about photocop): Eko stoplight by Damjan Stanković A red light with an implicit progress bar, just like on computers, so you know how long you have to wait. (one images similar for yellow and green lights). This might max dynamic/adaptive signal timings more difficult, but it could reduce driver frustration.

August 31, 2009

Fundamentals of Transportation

As part of the NSF-funded STREET project, we have been putting together ''Fundamentals of Transportation'', a wikibook. I intend to use this next semester as the main text for my Introduction to Transportation Engineering course (CE 3201). We welcome comments and, since this is a wikibook, additions and edits. (Please login using your real name).

This book is aimed at undergraduate civil engineering students, though the material may provide a useful review for practitioners and graduate students in transportation. Typically, this would be for an Introduction to Transportation course, which might be taken by most students in their sophomore or junior year. Often this is the first engineering course students take, which requires a switch in thinking from simply solving given problems to formulating the problem mathematically before solving it, i.e. from straight-forward calculation often found in undergraduate Calculus to vaguer word problems more reflective of the real world.