Field Deployment and Operational Test of an Agent-based, Multi-Jurisdictional Traffic Management System

In this report, the authors describe a reinterpretation of how the philosophy underlying the Cartesius (Coordinated Adaptive Real-time Expert System for Incident management in Urban Systems) multi-jurisdictional incident management prototype can be used as an organizing principle for real-world multi-jurisdictional systems. Focus is on the power of the distributed Problem Solving (DPS) approach that is used by Cartesius to partition analysis and optimization functions in the system across jurisdictions. As a result of the partitioning, the amount of local information that must be shared between jurisdictions is minimized, and the way is paved for defining a collection of Traffic Management Center (TMC)-to-TMC messages that support the Cartesius perspective in a method that respects existing deployment. The authors recommend building a new TMC software agent that provides operators with a view of the system from a Cartesius DPS perspective. Initially advisory in nature, the tool will provide operators with guidance regarding how local actions are likely to conflict with the actions of neighboring jurisdictions.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 33p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PWP-2007-1
  • Contract Numbers: TO 5313
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2007 7:45PM