A Study of Optimal Allocation of Detectors for Traffic Signal Control System

Nowadays, signal controllers of main cities of Japan are operated by Police Traffic Control Center. The traffic information is accumulated by various kinds of sensors (loop coil, optical beacon, traffic counter etc), and then traffic information (accident, traffic jam etc) is generated and offered. Recently the authors need more and more advanced traffic control system by utilizing traffic flow data. But traffic counter can't measure travel time between one to another point. Instead, the authors utilize uplink and probe information data, and then the authors accomplish advanced traffic control system. According to optimal allocation of vehicle detectors, the possibility that reduction of large cost of detector's maintenance is planned by traffic signal control system increases, but the allocation of detectors is important to grasp an effect evaluation in real time, and a change of the traffic flow suggests by the main subject based on inspection about allocation for all traffic lanes in the outflow intersections around critical intersections. This paper describes optimal detector allocation and makes it possible to reduce detectors.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3176.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Niikura, Satoshi
    • Takayanagi, Yuichi
    • Iwaoka, Koichiro
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01536313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2014 3:09PM