Model-Based Design of Coordinated Traffic Controllers

Modern transportation systems optimize traffic flows in road networks by allowing intersection-level traffic controllers to communicate and synchronize. Typically they are distributed systems, with multiple nodes (intersections) communicating with each other in real time. This paper proposes a design process for traffic coordination systems using model driven engineering (MDE), a paradigm used to design complex embedded systems in automotive and aerospace. The approach combines a conventional micro-simulator (AIMSUN) with a state of the art control modelling tool (Simulink) following a model-view-controller approach. The MDE approach allows for both micro-simulation (on a PC) and emulation (using embedded controllers). Once the model is validated, automatic code generation can be used to generate the implementation of the system on embedded devices. As a case study, the authors designed a SCATS-inspired coordinated intersection control system. To the authors' knowledge, the proposed approach is the first, fully automated approach for the design of complex intelligent transportation systems (ITS).

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 4190.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Sinha, Roopak
    • Roop, Partha
    • Ranjitkar, Prakash
    • Zeng, Junbo
    • Zhu, Xingchen
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01536387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2014 10:18AM