'Although it's a historic achievement for us, we have a long way to go in our network digitisation journey and the vMSS will be followed by the introduction of data core virtualised functions within the first quarter of this new year,' he added.
The launch of vMSS will take Telenor Pakistan towards its digital journey to lead the market by opting new technologies, reducing time to market and coping up with market disruptive challenges.
While the statement preference (SP) methods of questionnaire and computer simulation experiment are limited to provide detailed driving behavior data, driving simulators were applied to investigate drivers' speed control, lane change, and response to VMSs in virtual reality road environments.
Every subject would encounter the VMSs six times and there were 342 samples that reflect the drivers' performances under VMS.
Each subject would meet the different types of VMSs six times for a total of 312 route choices.
One possible explanation is that when driving too fast, drivers pay more attention to the forward road surroundings than the information released by VMSs. The other possible explanation is that if the approaching speed to intersection is too high, drivers may take more risks for changing lane to make turns at the intersection.
This finding indicates that compared to VMSs with graphic information, driver need longer reaction time and decision time to make turn decisions in the text-only VMS environment so that they change lanes closer to the intersection.
VMSs are monitored daily by regional TOC computer systems and through regular on-site field inspections by maintenance personnel.
In addition to the connections to VMSs, the TOCs regulate cellular emergency call boxes and provide immediate response through communications with local police and rescue dispatch centers.