High Throughput Vehicle Coordination Strategies at Road Intersections

In modern transportation systems, the road intersections where multiple roads merge usually become the traffic bottleneck. Existing coordination solutions such as the traffic signs tend to be ineffective. In order to exploit the full potential of the road infrastructure, the authors try to address the optimal vehicle coordination problem, by which the traffic throughput can be maximized. The authors first formulate it as a general centralized collision-free traffic scheduling framework. The involved vehicles could cooperate via instructions from the coordination center, by solving the essential non-convex coordination problem. Aiming at the dynamic arrival of vehicles, a corresponding coordination strategy is thus proposed to achieve better quality of service (QoS), including the traffic throughput, and delay. The queue stability on each road can be guaranteed according to the Rate Stability Theorem, and Lyapunov Theorem. The authors then try to extend the proposed intelligent coordination framework to the multi-collision-set one, by which the traffic throughput can be significantly improved. A spatial domain based solution is given to solve the multi-collision-set coordination problem. Due to the essential non-convex formulation, high accuracy linearization approximate algorithms are also provided. In the numerical results, the authors show the vehicle maneuvers, and statistical coordination time as the performance evaluation. They validate the authors' analysis, and show the performance advantages achieved by the proposed framework.


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  • Accession Number: 01766757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2021 10:19AM