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Traffic Information and Control

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Editors: Ruimin Li 1 ; Zhengbing He 2
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Publication Year: 2020

Written by an international team of researchers, this book focuses on traffic information processing and signal control using emerging types of traffic data. It conveys advanced methods to estimate and predict traffic flows at different levels, including macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic. The aim of these predictions is to optimize traffic signal control for intersections and to mitigate ever-growing traffic congestion. The book begins with an introduction to the topic, its fundamental principles and recent developments. The first part of the book then covers the estimation and prediction of the traffic flow state based on emerging detailed data sources. Coverage in this section includes traffic analytics with online web data; macroscopic traffic performance indicators based on floating car data; short-term travel time prediction by deep learning a comparison of different LSTM-DNN models; short-term traffic prediction under disruptions using deep leaning; real time demand based traffic diversion; game theoretic lane change strategy for cooperative vehicles under perfect information; and cooperative driving and a lane change-free road transportation system. The second part focuses on traffic signal control optimization, explaining how to use improved data and advanced tools for better signal control. Chapters include urban traffic control systems; algorithms and models for signal coordination; emerging technologies to enhance traffic signal coordination practices; control for short-distance intersections; and multi-day evaluation of adaptive traffic signal system based on license plate recognition detector data. A valuable resource for researchers and engineers working in the field of traffic information and control, and intelligent transport systems, Traffic Information and Control offers an overview of recent research and practical approaches to optimising traffic signal control.

Inspec keywords: intelligent transportation systems; learning (artificial intelligence); data analysis; Big Data; traffic engineering computing

Other keywords: macroscopic level; traffic flow state prediction; lane change-free future road transportation systems; mesoscopic level; deep-learning-based traffic flow predictions; real-time demand-based traffic diversion strategy; short-distance intersection coordination control; traffic signal control; online web data-based traffic analytics systems; traffic management; microscopic level; traffic coordination control; advanced big data-based applications; detection data

Subjects: Control engineering computing; Data handling techniques; Road-traffic system control; Knowledge engineering techniques; General and management topics; Traffic engineering computing

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