EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities 16(4): e5

Research Article

Evaluation of a Self-organized Traffic Light Policy

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262666,
        author={Michelle Borm and Brendan Patch and Thomas Taimre and Ivo Adan},
        title={Evaluation of a Self-organized Traffic Light Policy},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        volume={16},
        number={4},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={SC},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={local control, dynamic control, traffic light policy, traffic network},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262666}
    }
    
  • Michelle Borm
    Brendan Patch
    Thomas Taimre
    Ivo Adan
    Year: 2016
    Evaluation of a Self-organized Traffic Light Policy
    SC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262666
Michelle Borm1,*, Brendan Patch2, Thomas Taimre2, Ivo Adan1
  • 1: Technical University Eindhoven
  • 2: The University of Queensland
*Contact email: m.a.m.w.borm@student.tue.nl

Abstract

This paper presents a preliminary assessment of the potential performance gains of a self-organized traffic light policy developed by Lämmer and Helbing. A large amount of data was obtained for a complex real-world intersection that serves as an ideal test-bed for comparison of traffic control policies. We provide evidence that a change in policy may drastically decrease average queue lengths and waiting times, suggesting the self organized policy is a promising approach to the control of traffic intersections deserving further investigation and potentially implementation.