Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 133–144 | Cite as

A holonic architecture for the global road transportation system

  • Frédérique Versteegh
  • Miguel A. Salido
  • Adriana Giret


In recent years the development of automated traffic systems has been gaining increasing attention, and a substantial amount of effort has been invested in trying to find a solution to problems associated to road transport. Among these problems are road accidents caused by human-related factors, such as tiredness, loss of control, a slow reaction time, limited field of view, etc. Another transport-related problem is that of loss of time which may be caused by a slow driving speed due to weather conditions, road conditions, visibility, traffic congestion, etc. In this paper, we present a distributed architecture and the underline distributed algorithm for solving the global road transportation system, which is being developed by several European Universities.


Distributed models Holonic systems Route planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédérique Versteegh
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Salido
    • 2
  • Adriana Giret
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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