Multi-objective Optimization Coordination for Urban Arterial Roadway Based on Operational-Features

  • Feng QiaoEmail author
  • Haochen Sun
  • Lingzhong Guo
  • Haolin Song
  • Zhaoyan Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 890)


In this paper, a new coordinated control model is proposed based on the vehicular operational features, and a multi-objective optimization algorithm NSGA-II is employed to the model for the operation of the vehicle traveling on an urban arterial road taking three evaluation indexes into consideration as the average vehicle delay, the queue length, and the vehicle exhaust emission. A numerical experiment was made in an urban arterial road with three intersections on VISSIM for the proposed strategy, and the simulation results were compared with two commonly used pre-timed methods: Webster’s method and MAXBAND coordinated control method to verify the effectiveness of the proposed strategy in dealing with the unbalanced traffic volume condition, and it proved its advantages in designing and managing traffic systems more efficiently.


Multi-objective optimization Coordinated control Urban arterial road Vehicle delay Queue length Exhaust emission 



This research is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61703288).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Qiao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haochen Sun
    • 1
  • Lingzhong Guo
    • 2
  • Haolin Song
    • 1
  • Zhaoyan Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information and Control EngineeringShenyang Jianzhu UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Department of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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