Computing journey start times with recurrent traffic conditions

Rahul Kala, Kevin Warwick
2014 IET Intelligent Transport Systems  
In this paper we discuss how technology can be used to effectively solve the problem of deciding on journey start times for recurrent traffic conditions. The developed algorithm guides vehicles to travel on more reliable routes which are not easily prone to congestion or travel delays, ensures that the start time is as late as possible to avoid the traveller waiting too long at their destination and attempts to minimize the travel time. Experiments show that in order to be more certain of
more » ... ng their destination on time, a traveller has to leave early and correspondingly arrive early, resulting in a large waiting time. The application developed here asks the user to set this certainty factor as per the task in hand, and computes the best start time and route.
doi:10.1049/iet-its.2013.0082 fatcat:wvpf6sdc35cudfizcav3r2ouei