TITLE

Simple Decentralized Feedback Strategies for Route Guidance in Traffic Networks

AUTHOR(S)
Pavlis, Yannis; Papageorgiou, Markos
PUB. DATE
August 1999
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Aug99, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p264
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The paper presents a feedback route guidance strategy for complex, meshed traffic networks. Essential components of the strategy are simple, decentralized control laws of the bang-bang, P, or PI types that may be designed based on trial-and-error. Simulation investigations demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed strategy for two example networks under several scenarios of demand and incident conditions. Feedback route guidance, though exclusively based on measurable instantaneous travel times (no predictions, no demand nor origin- destination information are provided), is shown to equalize experienced travel times along any couple of used alternative routes in the network, and to considerably reduce travel delays compared to the no-control case.
ACCESSION #
4292822

 

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