Location

London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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This paper proposes a connected vehicle based approach to improve the throughput at signalized intersections and ultimately increase the mobility of a transportation system. Connected vehicle technology demonstrates tremendous potential for improving safety and mobility, as it enables the real-time sharing of vehicle data, including position, speed, acceleration, etc., not only among vehicles but also between vehicles and infrastructure. The proposed approach takes advantage of such real-time data to develop a strategy that maximizes throughput of an isolated intersection locally. Accordingly, the problem is formulated as a two-step centralized optimization. There are two main processes in this method: optimization for vehicles in motion, and optimization for stopped vehicles. The first step maximizes the intersection throughput of vehicles in motion using advisory acceleration. The second one minimizes the total delay of the stopped vehicles by adjusting the positions at which vehicles stop. A case study is also presented to show the efficiency of the proposed approach, which improves the traffic flow throughput of an isolated signalized intersection and reduces the total delay of all vehicles.


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TRA-956: IMPROVING INTERSECTION THROUGHPUT USING CONNECTED VEHICLES

London

This paper proposes a connected vehicle based approach to improve the throughput at signalized intersections and ultimately increase the mobility of a transportation system. Connected vehicle technology demonstrates tremendous potential for improving safety and mobility, as it enables the real-time sharing of vehicle data, including position, speed, acceleration, etc., not only among vehicles but also between vehicles and infrastructure. The proposed approach takes advantage of such real-time data to develop a strategy that maximizes throughput of an isolated intersection locally. Accordingly, the problem is formulated as a two-step centralized optimization. There are two main processes in this method: optimization for vehicles in motion, and optimization for stopped vehicles. The first step maximizes the intersection throughput of vehicles in motion using advisory acceleration. The second one minimizes the total delay of the stopped vehicles by adjusting the positions at which vehicles stop. A case study is also presented to show the efficiency of the proposed approach, which improves the traffic flow throughput of an isolated signalized intersection and reduces the total delay of all vehicles.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Transportation/31