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9IPT: Traffic Jam!

posted Mar 17, 2011, 1:38 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Mar 17, 2011, 3:11 PM ]
Scenario: you have been commissioned by the RTA to improve the efficiency of the traffic flow in and around greater Sydney, particularly during peak hour traffic periods.
  1. Identify the data that will need to be collected in order to determine potential solutions for this problem.
  2. Identify suitable sources for each piece of data.
  3. Describe appropriate methods of collection (both computer-based and non-computer-based).
  4. Propose three distinct solutions in response to the RTA's problem.
  5. Explain how the collection of relevant data could be used to (a) select the solution most likely to be effective, and (b) evaluate a solution once it has been put into effect.
  6. Read "You’ve got better things to do than wait in traffic".
    (a) Describe the solution provided by Google Maps Navigation for improving traffic efficiency.
    (b) Outline the data that must have been collected to make this information system possible.