Information-Based Traffic Control Strategies Consistent with Estimated Driver Behavior

This study proposes a fuzzy control based methodology to determine behavior-consistent information-based control strategies based on the controller’s estimation of driver behavior. It is the core of the broader problem where the objective is to effectively control/influence the performance of a vehicular traffic system by providing information to the drivers. The controller seeks consistency by estimating drivers’ likely reactions to the information strategies using a rule-based route choice model. Experiments are performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology. The results suggest the importance of using a behavior-consistent approach to determine the information-based control strategies. That is, the effects of driver response behavior to information provision may require more meaningful strategies than those provided under the traditional dynamic traffic assignment models to have a reliable estimate/control of system performance.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1249
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:51PM