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Performance evaluation of integrated strategy of vehicle route guidance and traffic signal control using traffic simulation

Performance evaluation of integrated strategy of vehicle route guidance and traffic signal control using traffic simulation

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This study evaluated the integrated strategy performance of vehicle route guidance and traffic signal control methods using traffic simulation. Based on the proposed optimal framework, three typical traffic signal control methods, including fixed signal control, actuated signal control, and regional coordinative signal control, were investigated via plugin applications, integrated with vehicle route guidance. The characteristics of vehicle route guidance approaches were captured using different guidance information updating frequencies and different user compliance rates. The average link occupancy was used as a representation of the network traffic states, and the network performance was measured by the total travel time. A total of 12,480 simulation runs were conducted. Based on the regression results, six integrated strategies were selected into a recommended integration strategy set. The transferability test shows that the performance of the integration strategy set is quite consistent.

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