Course detail

Modern Trends in Traffic Engineering

FAST-CM55Acad. year: 2020/2021

Traffic flow and its characteristics, up to date traffic flow models, simulations.
Nonlinear dynamic systems.
Objectives, means and methods of transport planning.
New traffic flow control technolgies, information distribution in traffic systems - intelligent transport systems, telematics.


Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students understand standard theories of traffic flo and processes in traffic flow. They get familiarized with modelling techniques and with basic phenomena in traffic flow. They gain knowledge of new telematic technologies and their objectives.


Common knowledge of mathematics and physics. Road design. Traffic engineering. Algorithm development in engineering work.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Tibor Schlosser: Inteligentné dopravné systémy. Jaga group Bratislava, 2001. ISBN 80-88905-64-8. (SK)
Doc. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Svítek a kol.: Technické podmínky: Dopravní telematika - silnice a dálnice ČR. ČVUT FD, MD ČR, CDV, 2005.

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. Introduction to nonlinear dynamics
2. Traffic flow theory, conservation law, fundamental diagrams
3. Microsopic models of traffic flow, car following models
4. Sensitivity of the model to parameter variance
5. Information systems, information propagation in traffic systems
6. Telematic applications, influence to traffic flow
7. Advanced control systems for vehicles
8. Accelerometrical measurements
9. Application of gyroscopes in measurement units
10. Traffic surveys with vehicle in traffic flow
11. Video for traffic research on crossings
12. Conditions for aerostat application in traffic survey
13. Critical and follow up gaps according to Siegloch on roundabout


Traffic flow theory knowledge, modelling techniques skill. Understanding of basic phenomena in traffic flow. New telematic technologies overview.

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