Dynamic Vehicular Traffic Load Quantification by Considering Intermittent Unused Road Space

Gerald Ostermayer, Christian Backfrieder, Manuel Lindorfer

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Abstract

With the goal of dynamic traffic scheduling, road planning, intelligent route optimization or traffic control, it is important to quantity the traffic load of a particular area of a road network as a vital factor of influence. An ever increasing number of vehicles which are capable of wireless communication enables new possibilities to measure this traffic load. In this paper, we introduce a methodology which quantifies the amount of traffic over time by the help of a cloud calculation service and vehicular communication. Furthermore, the approach is applicable also in vehicular traffic simulations, which are widely used to demonstrate the effects of proposed solutions to traffic problems in research. As unused road segments strongly influence the overall traffic load (i.e., used vs. full road capacity), we propose a methodology which dynamically calculates the load over time, and considers whether specific parts of the road network are used. We introduce two possibilities to filter out distortion of the created statistics due to variation in usage over time. Our novel approach is both simple but widely configurable to fit the individual needs. The approach is proven by simulations and application of the load calculation in combination with a intelligent route optimization approach by putting the optimization gain in contrast to the calculated traffic load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671771
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019
Event28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 21 Nov 201823 Nov 2018

Publication series

Name2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018

Conference

Conference28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period21.11.201823.11.2018

Keywords

  • cloud service
  • vehicular communication
  • vehicular traffic
  • vehicular traffic load quantification

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