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Intelligent Road Network Control

  • J. L. M. VranckenEmail author
  • M. dos Santos Soares
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Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 42)

Abstract

An important challenge in road traffic control (RTC) consists in the transition from the current mainly local and reactive control to network-wide, proactive control. This chapter presents a distributed architecture (DTCA, Distributed Traffic Control Architecture) and real-life test bed aimed at this challenge. DTCA consists of the addition of multi-agent control to an existing architecture for RTC, which, at the network-level, features only single-agent, top-down control. The fact that, in Traffic Engineering, it is still largely unknown how to do network-level control, results in a need for highly adaptable systems that can accommodate new insights into network-level control. This requirement has been addressed by the application of advanced Software Engineering (SE). An implementation of a control system based on DTCA, in the Dutch city of Alkmaar, has thus resulted in a real-life test bed for combined single- and multi-agent RTC.

Keywords

Multiagent System Road Segment Network Element Intelligent Transportation System Intelligent Transport System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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