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Special Issue "Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation System in Tunnel System"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 146

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tomáš Tichý
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Guest Editor
Department of Transport Telematics, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Czech Technical University in Prague, 160 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: transport telematics; traffic control and modelling; tunnel systems; safety and reliability of system; diagnostics system; C2X; GNSS; urban and transport engineering
Dr. Rastislav Pirník
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Guest Editor
Department of Control and Information Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zilina, University of Zilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
Interests: tunnel systems; traffic control and modelling; tunnel systems; safety systems; VANET; safety communication; IT and OT

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Within the transportation sciences, great emphasis is placed on the transport infrastructure itself. Its usage, efficiency, and control over traffic flow could be improved by using technological equipment and advanced systems known also as transport telematics or intelligent transportation systems. One of the essential parts of transport infrastructure is tunnels, which are often the key transport route, because of terrain, the absence of alternatives, transit in the cities, etc. However, tunnels require more attention from the perspectives of safety, reliability, security, efficiency and sustainability.

Due to the complexity of tunnels, a wide range of technological equipment and implemented systems could be discussed, such as traffic control, the usage of variable message signs, ventilation, lighting, positioning methods, the detection of traffic or unexpected events, energy consumption, etc. These systems are also high cost in terms of operation and maintenance, which is as important as the development of new systems. Thus, research papers, experimental studies, testing results and new approaches in the field of sustainable tunnel systems are welcomed in this Special Issue.

Dr. Tomáš Tichý
Dr. Rastislav Pirník
Guest Editors

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  • tunnel system control
  • RUL (Remaining Useful Life)
  • life cycle assessment
  • predictive maintenance
  • diagnostical methods
  • technological approaches
  • traffic control and efficiency
  • detection methods and equipment
  • positioning in the tunnels
  • newly adapted technologies (C-ITS, Navigation systems) that are limited in the tunnels
  • CCTV, SOS boxes and the next subsystems of technology in tunnel
  • ventilation control in the tunnel
  • ITS measures against fire, incidents
  • the application of cybersecurity in the tunnel
  • technological ties to the construction of the tunnel

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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