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Results from SCOOT Systems

Results of using SCOOT are available for several cities:

The measured benefits of SCOOT depend on the efficiency of the previous method of control and on site factors, such as the distance between junctions and the flows of vehicles.

Early results showed that SCOOT achieved an average saving in delay of about 12% when compared with up-to-date TRANSYT fixed-time plans. This result was important because TRANSYT is used worldwide and known to set a high standard on which other traffic responsive systems have failed consistently to improve.

Research by Bell and Bretherton (1986) suggests that SCOOT is likely to achieve an extra 3% reduction in delay for every year that a fixed-time plan "ages". Further, the effects of incidents have been excluded from many of the survey results to ensure statistical validity. Since SCOOT is designed to adapt automatically to compensate for ageing and incident effects, it is reasonable to expect that, in many practical situations, SCOOT will achieve savings in delay of 20% or more.

The results from SCOOT's commercial systems and Bus Priority Results are also available as a pdf file.
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The results were obtained from the following references: