Modeling Isolated Traffic Control Strategies in TraffSim

Manuel Lindorfer, Christian Backfrieder, Christoph Mecklenbräuker, Gerald Ostermayer

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Abstract

Traffic signal controls have become an integral part of urban traffic management and operations and play a crucial role in both mitigating congestion and reducing or eliminating conflicts at intersections. Starting with the installation of the first traffic signal in London, England in the nineteenth century, signal control technology has evolved steadily. Nowadays, traffic signal controls are not only used to provide the right-of-way at intersections, but also to improve traffic efficiency by means of minimizing waiting times and optimizing traffic flow. In this paper we present recent efforts to introduce different types of traffic signal control for isolated intersections into the microscopic traffic simulator TraffSim. The developed traffic control model supports both time-based and actuated control strategies, and allows for a straightforward configuration of customized control logic. Furthermore, it provides the possibility to easily add new control strategies on demand, owing to a flexible data model. We demonstrate the applicability of selected control strategies by simulating a signalized four-way intersection under varying traffic flows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 UKSim-AMSS 19th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2017
EditorsGlenn Jenkins, Alessandra Orsoni, Richard Cant, David Al-Dabass
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages143-148
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627358
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2018
Event19th IEEE UKSim-AMSS International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2017 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20177 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 UKSim-AMSS 19th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2017

Conference

Conference19th IEEE UKSim-AMSS International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period05.04.201707.04.2017

Keywords

  • Intersections
  • Microscopic traffic simulation
  • Road traffic
  • Traffic lights
  • Traffic signal control

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