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Review of road traffic control strategies

M. Papageorgiou, C. Kiakaki, V. Dinopoulou, A. Kotsialos, Yibing Wang
2003 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Traffic congestion in urban road and freeway networks leads to a strong degradation of the network infrastructure and accordingly reduced throughput, which can be countered via suitable control measures  ...  road networks, freeway networks, and route guidance.  ...  The control measures that are typically employed in freeway networks are the following. • Ramp metering, activated via installation of traffic lights at on-ramps or freeway interchanges. • Link control  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2003.819610 fatcat:p432om56ybb5lkhvpqiqf476va

Review of road traffic control strategies

P. Diakaki, D. Kotsialos, Wang
2003 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Traffic congestion in urban road and freeway networks leads to a strong degradation of the network infrastructure and accordingly reduced throughput, which can be countered via suitable control measures  ...  road networks, freeway networks, and route guidance.  ...  The control measures that are typically employed in freeway networks are the following. • Ramp metering, activated via installation of traffic lights at on-ramps or freeway interchanges. • Link control  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2003.819606 fatcat:w2m6agipbzhuleoj7hmf4q633m

Creating complex congestion patterns via multi-objective optimal freeway traffic control with application to cyber-security

Jack Reilly, Sébastien Martin, Mathias Payer, Alexandre M. Bayen
2016 Transportation Research Part B: Methodological  
This article presents a study on freeway networks instrumented with coordinated ramp metering and the ability of such control systems to produce arbitrarily complex congestion patterns within the dynamical  ...  The attacks are executed using a predictive, coordinated ramp metering controller based on finite-horizon optimal control and multi-objective optimization techniques.  ...  The control scheme employed by the attacker uses finite-horizon optimal control based on the adjoint method for finding optimal metering rates to create a desired disruption via complex congestion patterns  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trb.2016.05.017 fatcat:ubsrau7zs5gppkaalvli7songq

Freeway Traffic Management and Control [chapter]

A. Hegyi, T. Bellemans, B. De Schutter
2009 Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science  
Optimal control has been successfully applied in simulation studies to integrated control of ramp metering and freeway-to-freeway control [68] , to route guidance [48] and to integration of ramp metering  ...  Once congestion sets in, ANCONA tries to reestablish free-flow conditions on the freeway by reducing the on-ramp metering rate.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-30440-3_232 fatcat:fpjpvw6fejfvba4abcuo67weai

Integrated network Linear-Quadratic Model Predictive Control for disturbance on freeways

Yu Han, Yufei Yuan, Serge Hoogendoorn
2015 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control  
We propose an integrated approach for dynamic route guidance and ramp metering using Linear Quadratic Model Predictive Control (LQMPC).  ...  The main objective is to maximize the throughput of the network by guiding traffic flow towards to insufficiently utilized infrastructures.  ...  Here we extend this methodology for freeway route guidance control and ramp metering control.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icnsc.2015.7116091 dblp:conf/icnsc/HanYH15 fatcat:ihp3sl7rzngm7lmhqlbaghhlc4

Integrated Variable Speed Limits Control and Ramp Metering for Bottleneck Regions on Freeway

Ming-hui Ma, Qing-fang Yang, Shi-dong Liang, Zhi-lin Li
2015 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
This paper proposes a method that integrates variable speed limits and ramp metering for freeway bottleneck region control to relieve the chaos in bottleneck region.  ...  as an advanced control strategy that integrates variable speed limits and ramp metering, is developed.  ...  Accordingly, a growing number of scholars devote themselves to the study of using other control measures on freeway network to mitigate the congestion in the freeway networks.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2015/313089 fatcat:koanlhrz5rfzxkjcshnsiaak3y

Vision-Based Lane-Changing Behavior Detection Using Deep Residual Neural Network

Zhensong Wei, Chao Wang, Peng Hao, Matthew J. Barth
2019 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC)  
Ramp metering, a traditional traffic control strategy for conventional vehicles, has been widely deployed around the world since the 1960s.  ...  All reviewed literature plot an extensive landscape for the proposed system-wide coordinated ramp control with mixed traffic conditions.  ...  It utilizes the traffic signals (green and red phases) installed at on-ramps to regulate the inflow rate to the freeway network.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsc.2019.8917158 dblp:conf/itsc/WeiWHB19 fatcat:ng6whh4j25gaviaovf2y7gu5sy

The State-of-the-Art of Coordinated Ramp Control with Mixed Traffic Conditions

Zhouqiao Zhao, Ziran Wang, Guoyuan Wu, Fei Ye, Matthew J. Barth
2019 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC)  
Ramp metering, a traditional traffic control strategy for conventional vehicles, has been widely deployed around the world since the 1960s.  ...  All reviewed literature plot an extensive landscape for the proposed system-wide coordinated ramp control with mixed traffic conditions.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This study is funded by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST).  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsc.2019.8917067 dblp:conf/itsc/ZhaoWWYB19 fatcat:tocg6ophqjghbom6rbli6iusb4

Advanced Traffic Management Systems: An Overview and A Development Strategy [article]

M. Shahgholian, D. Gharavian
2018 arXiv   pre-print
This approach tries to control the traffic actuators in order to create the maximum capacity for network users.  ...  Nowadays the problem of traffic congestion is known as the main cause of air pollution in the cities of the world.  ...  Freeway Network Ramp Metering Fixed Time Mainstream Control Lane Control VSL Pre-timed Coordinate Traffic Responsive Local Congestion Upstream Congestion Downstream Congestion  ... 
arXiv:1810.02530v1 fatcat:jtqcjefhznfrvc6trreiwk3y6u

Freeway Traffic Density and On-Ramp Queue Control via ILC Approach

Ronghu Chi, Mengze Li, Zhongsheng Hou, Xiangpeng Liu, Zhaoxu Yu
2014 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
A new queue length information fused iterative learning control approach (QLIF-ILC) is presented for freeway traffic ramp metering to achieve a better performance by utilizing the error information of  ...  the on-ramp queue length.  ...  For better utilization of freeway capacity, ramp metering [2, [4] [5] [6] [7] is a commonly implemented strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/321934 fatcat:qz4qe3sylbemjkn3mxbzeg5nci

Efficient Freeway MPC by Parameterization of ALINEA and a Speed-Limited Area

Goof Sterk van de Weg, Andreas Hegyi, Serge Paul Hoogendoorn, Bart De Schutter
2018 IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems (Print)  
Model predictive control is a promising strategy for the optimization of the ramp metering rates and variable speed limits to improve the freeway throughput.  ...  Index Terms-Variable speed limits, ramp metering, freeway management, throughput improvement, model predictive control.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is part of the research programme 'The Application of Operations Research in Urban Transport', which is (partly) financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research  ... 
doi:10.1109/tits.2018.2790167 fatcat:ojvpd5jonrg77ffjom64jsqvsi

Modeling and optimal control of travel times and traffic emission on freeways

Alfréd Csikós, Tamás Luspay, István Varga
2011 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
In this paper a modeling method and a control approach is proposed for minimising both travel times and traffic emission on freeways.  ...  Simulations prove that ramp metering can be used to reduce both emission and travel times on motorways.  ...  Simulation results In cases of low traffic, effect of ramp metering is also considerable but most spectacular results are obtained when simulating congested traffic.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01958 fatcat:vhmyvkykozhfxpmytbu5ujwkfe

Differential Variable Speed Limits Control for Freeway Recurrent Bottlenecks via Deep Reinforcement learning [article]

Yuankai Wu, Huachun Tan, Bin Ran
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We test proposed DRL baased DVSL controllers on a simulated freeway recurrent bottleneck. Results show that the efficiency, safety and emissions can be improved by the proposed method.  ...  There is an emerging trend of using reinforcement learning technique for VSL control and recent studies have shown promising results.  ...  Next, the map is used to generate the traffic network for simulation. It should be noted the traffic network can be any freeway section with on-ramp and/or off-ramps.  ... 
arXiv:1810.10952v1 fatcat:frrp7s67yrhxheyym7tvd2pywu

Identifying Vehicles Dynamically on Freeway CCTV Images through the YOLO Deep Learning Model

Shin-Hung Pan, Shu-Ching Wang
2021 Sensors and materials  
Taiwan's freeways are all equipped with CCTV to monitor realtime road conditions, and all CCTV images are available to the public via the internet.  ...  In the future, we will analyze larger amounts of CCTV video streaming data to detect whether a road is congested and even detect the occurrence of traffic accidents.  ...  Acknowledgments Our thanks go to Michael Burton of Asia University for English editing.  ... 
doi:10.18494/sam.2021.3236 fatcat:7pjoledr6bbn7ctqdfswex6rgu

ES-CTC: A Deep Neuroevolution Model for Cooperative Intelligent Freeway Traffic Control [article]

Yuankai Wu, Huachun Tan, Zhuxi Jiang, Bin Ran
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose a deep neuroevolution model, called ES-CTC, to achieve a cooperative control scheme of ramp metering, differential variable speed limits and lane change control agents for improving  ...  Cooperative intelligent freeway traffic control is an important application in intelligent transportation systems, which is expected to improve the mobility of freeway networks.  ...  The authors would like to thank experienced anonymous reviewers for their constructive and valuable suggestions for improving the overall quality of this paper.  ... 
arXiv:1905.04083v1 fatcat:s75gkve2djcbzjcrgcryralzca
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