Course detail

Selected issues of highways I.

FAST-5M3Acad. year: 2020/2021

Theory of traffic flow, modelling, analysis of traffic flow phenomena. This knowledge is used for transportation systems analysis and for transportation planning. Attention is payed to intelligent trasportation systems and telematics. Next, telematic technologies, function, required properties, benefits and feasibilities are described.


Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Basic knowledge of traffic engineering, roads and motorway design and urban roads, PC user competence (ACAD, ...)


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Habarda Dušan: Mestská hromadná doprava. Alfa Bratislava 1984
Medelská V., Jirava P., Nop D., Rojan J.: Dopravné inžinierstvo. Alfa Bratislava 1991
Šrytr Petr a kol.: Městské inženýrství I.. Academia Praha 1998
Šrytr Petr a kol.: Městské inženýrství II.. Academia Praha 2001
Tibor Schlosser: Inteligentné dopravné systémy. Jaga group Bratislava 2001

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Traffic flow theory
2. Macroscopic models, microscopic models, cellular automata
3. Microscopic traffic flow simulations
4. Non-linear dynamics of traffic flow
5. Simulations of traffic flow for different models and parametres
6. Principles of traffic planning
7. Traffic data for planning
8. Strategy for individual transportation reduction
9. Modal split, transportation systems
10. Practical transportation survey and photographical documentation
11. Integrated transportation systems
12. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), telematics
13. Technologies for ITS


Knowledge of traffic flow phenomena. Principles of traffic flow modelling. Simulation and analysis of simulated phenomena.
Trasport systems, transportation planning.
Telematics, intelligent transport systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer