Said M. Easa

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Prediction of short-term traffic flow has become one of the major research fields in intelligent transportation systems. Accurately estimated traffic flow forecasts are important for operating effective and proactive traffic management systems in the context of dynamic traffic assignment. For predicting short-term traffic flows, recent traffic information(More)
The main objective of this study was to determine if a minimal increase in road light level (luminance) could lead to improved driving performance among older adults. Older, middleaged and younger adults were tested in a driving simulator following vision and cognitive screening. Comparisons were made for the performance of simulated night driving under two(More)
This work demonstrates the potential use of Google Street View (GSV) in engineering measurements. An investigation was conducted to assess the geopositioning accuracy of traffic signs extracted from GSV. A direct linear transformation (DLT) model is used to establish the relationship between the GSV image coordinate system and the ground coordinate system(More)
The writers of this paper see the current highway design standards as a two-dimensional projection which the horizontal and vertical alignments are treated separately. A model developed in this paper considers and study the sight distance as a three-dimensional alignment on the design requirements. The paper examines the required minimum radius of a(More)
This paper presents a study of mini-bus traffic accidents aimed at gaining insight into the factors affecting accident occurrence and severity. Understanding these factors can help to bring forth realistic strategies to improve the safety of these buses. Two disaggregate models related to the time until accident occurrence and the number of accident(More)
With increasing ownership of smartphones and membership of various social network services (SNS), new types of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) has become available to travelers. The smartphone enables mobile users to input and access real-time information while SNSs provide voluntarily collected personal information among networks of friends.(More)
95 THE CANADIAN HIGHWAY NETwork consists mainly of two-lane highways where passing slower cars requires traveling in the lane assigned to the opposite traffic. Therefore, studying the mechanism of the passing maneuver is important for maintaining traffic safety, as well enhancing the highway’s level of service. Models for passing maneuvers are available in(More)