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Guest Editorial Introduction of the Special Issue on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems


The advent of vehicles’ connectivity and automation opens up unprecedented opportunities to make road transport more efficient and sustainable going far beyond what can be achieved by the vehicle’s intelligence alone, even in the presence of imperfect information of the surrounding traffic. Our community, which has been trying for decades to manage one of the most complex human dynamics based on limited, low-quality, and usually outdated information with only indirect tools (such as traffic lights and variable message signs), sees ahead the possibility to use rich, high-quality, and real-time data to provide personalized and targeted advice to each user of the transportation system.