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A realistic simulation for self-organizing traffic lights

By Seung Bae Cools


Traffic density has been growing during the last decades. New and better traffic light controllers are needed. Carlos Gershenson has proposed self- organizing traffic light controllers which are much better than current "green wave" methods. This has been tested by simulation with a realistic traffic simulator, which is an extended version of the Green Light District / iAtracos project. The simulations of the traffic light controllers are done for three scenarios. The third scenario is the Wetstraat of Brussels, which is created to approach the real infrastructure and traffic dynamics. The simulation results show that the proposed Sotl-platoon controller is much better than the green wave controller

Topics: Dynamical Systems, Complexity Theory, Artificial Intelligence
Year: 2006
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