PLATOON MODELING FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL

In computerized street traffic control systems, there are several advantages to using a distributed computer system rather than a central computer system. The detector data can be processed by microprocessors located at the intersections to yield such parameters as volume, occupancy, speed, platoon width, platoon arrival and departure times. A description is presented of the modeling of platoon characteristics based on detector data only. Among the topics considered are platoon width, platoon splitting, and platoon movement at an interaction with 2 way flow and turning lanes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding 16th IEEE Conference-Decision Control Including Symposium and Adaption Processes and a Special Symposium on Fuzzy Set Theory and Application, New Orleans, Louisisana, December 7-9, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Lin, D
    • Kinney, L L
    • Kumar, K S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 998-003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1269-OCS
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM