Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

A traffic light extension to cell transmission model for estimating urban traffic jam

Xie, Bo; Xu, Ming; Härri, Jérôme; Chen, Yingwen

PIMRC 2013, 24th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 8-11, London, UK

Urban traffic congestions have become a financial and societal burden in many cities. Efficient traffic management solutions mitigating such congestions require a reliable modeling and estimation of traffic jams. In urban traffic, the modeling challenges are related to flow collisions and gridlocks created at intersections. In this paper, we propose a traffic light extended Cell Transmission Model (CTM), where the influence of flow collisions and gridlocks are modeled by a single CK parameter. Our approach only requires adapting CK for each intersection type/geometry instead of a complex mathematical formulae proposed in related works. We formalize the description of our urban CTM, and evaluate its capability to model traffic volumes and jams against the microscopic traffic simulator SUMO (Simulation of Urban MObility). Results show that the CK parameter is able to closely reproduce the impact of collisions and gridlocks on traffic jam, making the proposed urban CTM suitable to predict traffic congestions in urban environments.

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Title:A traffic light extension to cell transmission model for estimating urban traffic jam
Keywords:Urban Traffic Model, Flow Model, Traffic Jam, Macroscopic flow, Cell Transmission Model
Type:Conference
Language:English
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM
Date:
Department:Communication systems
Eurecom ref:4074
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+4074, doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2013.6666579 }, year = {2013}, title = {{A} traffic light extension to cell transmission model for estimating urban traffic jam }, author = {{X}ie, {B}o and {X}u, {M}ing and {H}{\"a}rri, {J}{\'e}r{\^o}me and {C}hen, {Y}ingwen }, booktitle = {{PIMRC} 2013, 24th {A}nnual {IEEE} {I}nternational {S}ymposium on {P}ersonal, {I}ndoor and {M}obile {R}adio {C}ommunications, {S}eptember 8-11, {L}ondon, {UK} }, address = {{L}ondon, {UNITED} {KINGDOM}}, month = {09}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/4074} }
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