Ant-Pheromones Based Traffic Congestion Avoidance Strategy

Avoiding traffic congestion has become a challenge for humans while travelling through cities. However, animals such as ants follow optimized shortest paths to their food/nest without constituting bottlenecks. Thus, taking inspiration from nature the authors propose a strategy to avoid traffic congestion, based on ant pheromones. The proposed strategy is different from existing approaches in the sense that it does not use vehicle speed based method. Instead, the authors propose to use the vehicle CO₂ emission intensity to identify congestions. In this paper, the authors present a model that shows how emission data can be used to avoid traffic congestion.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3926.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Ranadive, Priti
    • Vaidya, Vinay G
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2014 8:24AM