Traffic control and intelligent vehicle highway systems: a survey

L.D. Baskar, J. Hellendoorn, B. De Schutter, Z. Papp
2011 IET Intelligent Transport Systems  
Traffic congestion in highway networks is one of the main issues to be addressed by today's traffic management schemes. Automation combined with the increasing market penetration of on-line communication, navigation, and advanced driver assistance systems will ultimately result in intelligent vehicle highway systems (IVHS) that distribute intelligence between roadside infrastructure and vehicles and that -in particular on the longer term -are one of the most promising solutions to the traffic
more » ... ngestion problem. In this paper, we present a survey on traffic management and control frameworks for IVHS. First, we give a short overview of the main currently used traffic control methods for freeways. Next, we discuss IVHS-based traffic control measures. Then, various traffic management architectures for IVHS such as PATH, Dolphin, Auto21 CDS, etc. are discussed and a comparison of the various frameworks is presented. Finally, we sketch how existing traffic control methodologies could fit in an IVHS-based traffic control set-up. communication Traffic Control L ayer Vehicle Management L ayer Vehicle Control L ayer Vehicle System Criteria Road− vehicle communication Roadside System Commands Sensor data Intra− platoon communication Management L ayer Networking Guidance L ayer communication L inking Inter− platoon communication Intra− platoon communication System Vehicle System Plans Traffic Control L ayer Coordination Roadside Criteria Road− vehicle Inter− platoon Actions Planning Sensor data Commands
doi:10.1049/iet-its.2009.0001 fatcat:riuaone5irfgliujdfxsc2uuzq