Uniform Control Targets and Balanced Strategies for Traffic Network Management

While Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are becoming increasingly adaptive and dynamic, traffic management strategies fall behind as they are often statically prescribed in a scenario fashion. As such, they cannot effectively respond to all possible conditions and events in a traffic network, and the potential of ITS is not used to the full. On paper there are promising ideas for real-time, automated optimization and strategy definition, yet there is a clear gap between theory and practical application. This paper proposes a hierarchical framework for strategy integration and illustrates its usability through application in the context of the eCoMove project. A higher level of abstraction is chosen such that traffic strategies emphasize the synergies of ITS solutions on different levels, while uniform control targets instruct (local) traffic control what to achieve while leaving actual actions to the intelligence of the (local) traffic control. Based on a case study the principles of the proposed hierarchical framework are demonstrated as well as the benefits over conventional approaches. Finally, a description is given of how the framework has been implemented in the eCoMove project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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    ITS America

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  • Authors:
    • Vreeswijk, Jaap
    • Blokpoel, Robbin
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01496315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2013 12:04PM