International comparative field evaluation of a traffic-responsive signal control strategy in three cities
The recently developed network-wide real-time signal control strategy TUC has been implemented in three traffic networks with quite different traffic and control infrastructure characteristics: Chania, Greece (23 junctions); Southampton, UK (53 junctions); and Munich, Germany (25 junctions), where it has been compared to the respective resident real-time signal control strategies TASS, SCOOT and BALANCE. After a short outline of TUC, the paper describes the three application networks; the application, demonstration and evaluation conditions; as well as the comparative evaluation results. The main conclusions drawn from this high-effort inter-European undertaking is that TUC is an easy-to-implement, inter-operable, low-cost real-time signal control strategy whose performance, after very limited fine-tuning, proved to be better or, at least, similar to the ones achieved by long-standing strategies that were in most cases very well fine-tuned over the years in the specific networks.
Bielefeldt, C. (2008). International comparative field evaluation of a traffic-responsive signal control strategy in three cities. In Modelisation de Trafic, Actes du groupe de travail 2004-2005 (185-207). Lavoisier
|Acceptance Date||Sep 9, 1999|
|Deposit Date||Jun 9, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 9, 2016|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Book Title||Modelisation de Trafic, Actes du groupe de travail 2004-2005|
|Keywords||Urban traffic control systems; Traffic-responsive signal control; Feedback control;|
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