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GCSE ICT Coursework Task Two – Traffic Lights

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GCSE ICT Coursework Task Two - Traffic Lights Identify Local Thurrock Council Officer Dean Simpson has asked me to assist me with the setting up of a new series of temporary traffic lights in conjunction with a set of improvements to a road. The lights must control single alternate-line traffic and be able to cope with varying amounts of traffic within certain time limits. To do this I have decided to use an ICT solution because otherwise there would be a large amount of pointless and futile files describing the exact times and the working out of this would have to be done on a calculator. ...read more.


Analyse Mr Simpson has called me in to devise, if feasible, a system that will work out the estimated times for cars to come at certain times, the amount of cars likely to come past in a period of time and how many cars should be let through in that same period of time in order to prevent serious traffic jams. Also I will need to take into account the average length of a car and the average amount of space that each driver leaves between themselves and the next car. This will be collected into a spreadsheet table and will be collected from various locations across the country where temporary traffic lights are installed and from car specifications. ...read more.


Design In order to produce this I will need a table(s) displaying the number of cars passing in a set period, the average number of cars passing in a set period, an estimated average length of car, the extreme lengths of car and the amount of time that the traffic light should be: a) red and b) green. All figures will need to be estimated. I intend to use assumed data and formulae to produce a three day model showing the queue on both sides of a set of roadworks. To highlight important formulae, I will make them bold and surround them with an eye-catching, red border. In addition, to make the system more user-friendly, I will put comments into cells so that the user may see exactly what must be entered into each cell. ...read more.

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