Hosse, R. S.; Schnieder, E.:
Using Cybernetics for Analyzing Safety within Transportation Systems.
6th International Symposium “Networks for Mobility”, Stuttgart, Detuschland, September 2012.
This research has been conducted at the Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation
Engineering in cooperation with various other institutes from the Technische
Universität Braunschweig in order to conduct a cybernetic-based hazard analyzing
methodology on the German road traffic system. The aim of the research is to
identify interconnected control loops affecting traffic safety in respect to
interdisciplinary influences by politics, sociology, psychology, engineering, economics
Especially the analysis of traffic safety requires an interdisciplinary methodology,
though isolated contemplations are seen as being not conducive. The explicated
hazard analysis STAMP (systems-theoretic accident model and process) meets the
demands of transdisciplinarity; the methodology uses safety control structures of
automated and human controllers and transferees these into system dynamics
models. By doing so it is possible to visualize and simulate meshed control loops
within the German road traffic system.