Within the framework of a traffic study realized by the BERNARD Gruppe, potential traffic measures have to be developed and deepened, and their effectiveness must be proven so that they can be implemented in a result-oriented manner. An essential aspect is a better guidance and stabilization of the traffic flow to permanently reduce congestion – and to reduce the effects of noise and air pollutants.

Especially during the holiday season, the traffic load regularly exceeds the available capacity of the inner-city and adjacent road network. The resulting negative effects on traffic are particularly worsened in the event of disruptions on the motorway or block clearance at the tunnel on the German-Austrian border. The existing bypass is hardly accepted.

The basis of the traffic study is a comprehensive traffic data collection by means of sensor developed by the BERNARD Gruppe. The study also includes an overall traffic concept in the form of an integrated and modular system for traffic guidance and traffic control. The system components are a traffic computer, light signal systems and dynamic displays as well as communication interfaces, e.g. to the tunnel control system of the cross-border tunnel. In addition, design services comprise strategic traffic signal control using time-of-day and vehicle-actuated signal programs, restriction of traffic entering the urban road network, and special programs for tunnel disruptions and block clearance. It is also planned to incorporate a dynamic parking guidance system as well as other features, such as C2X, virtual signs, and others.

Torsten Heine-Nims, BERNARD Gruppe