Advanced Planning and Scheduling Tool for Public Transport


SUPERBUS - 8742

Keywords scheduling tools, transport systems


Start Date: 01-JAN-94 / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives and Approach

The SUPERBUS project aims to develop an advanced planning and scheduling tool for public transport fleets (particularly buses). The developments achieved during the project will be evaluated by three demonstrations in different real operating conditions.

The main objectives are to:

The technical approach includes the combination of constraint logic programming with advanced optimisation techniques, so that flexibility of use is added to preferment solvers. All the project work (particularly, modelling, design, implementation and demonstration) will be application-oriented.

The main innovations that the SUPERBUS tool will incorporate will be:

The main result of the project will be a set of demonstrations of the SUPERBUS tool that will show to what extent the planned objectives have been achieved.

The exploitation of the results will come through the joint marketing of this tool with ETRA's existing SAE (an advanced PTFMCS) and its marketing as a stand alone tool. The main industrial partners intend to exploit SUPERBUS by enhancing their range of products involving IT applied to public transport (in the case of ETRA), demonstrating the suitability of CLP for this IT application, and testing the corresponding market (in the case of PrologIA).


CONTACT POINT

Mr A. Marques
ETRA
Pol. Ind. VARA de QUART
c/ Tes Forques 147
E - 46014 VALENCIA
tel: + 96/379 6362
fax: + 96/350 3234

Participants

ELECTRONIC TRAFFIC - E - C
PROLOGIA - F - P
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY - UK - P
IMPETUS IPT - GR - P
TRANSPORTES URBANOS DE SEVILLA - E - A
SERVICO DE TRANSPORTES COLECTIVOS
DO PORTO - P - A


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SUPERBUS - 8742, December 1993


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