Fuzzy Logic Two-phase Traffic Signal Control for Coordinated One-way Streets

  • Jarkko Niittymäki
  • Riku Nevala
Conference paper

Abstract

The opportunities offered by fuzzy logic for controlling traffic are the subject of our FUSICO-research project. The specific goal of this study was to compare the differences in various traffic signal control algorithms when simulating two consequent one-way intersections with no turning traffic. The compared algorithms used in the simulations were coordinated fixed-time signal group control, traffic-actuated gap seeking non-coordinated signal group control, traffic actuated fuzzy logic signal group control (FUSICO) and a combination of standard traffic actuated control and FUSICO-controller. This study was our first attempt to use fuzzy methods in coordinated traffic signals. The results were promising. All previous results of FUSICO-project have indicated better overall efficiency than traditional vehicle-actuated control.

Keywords

Transportation 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarkko Niittymäki
    • 1
  • Riku Nevala
    • 1
  1. 1.Transportation EngineeringHelsinki University of TechnologyFinland

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