A MULTI-AGENT TRAFFIC SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Raul Cajias, Antonio Gonzalez Pardo, David Camacho

Abstract

The growing of the number of vehicles cause serious strains on road infrastructures. Traffic jams inevitably occur, wasting time and money for both cities and their drivers. To mitigate this problem, traffic simulation tools based on multiagent techniques can be used to quickly prototype potentially problematic scenarios to better understand their inherent causes. This work centers around the effects of traffic light configuration on the flow of vehicles in a road network. To do so, a Multi-Agent Traffic Simulation Framework based on Particle Swarm Optimization techniques has been designed and implemented. Experimental results from this framework show an improvement in the average speed obtained by traffic controlled by adaptive over static traffic lights.

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Cajias R., Gonzalez Pardo A. and Camacho D. (2011). A MULTI-AGENT TRAFFIC SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-41-6, pages 443-446. DOI: 10.5220/0003181204430446


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart11,
author={Raul Cajias and Antonio Gonzalez Pardo and David Camacho},
title={A MULTI-AGENT TRAFFIC SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2011},
pages={443-446},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003181204430446},
isbn={978-989-8425-41-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - A MULTI-AGENT TRAFFIC SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS
SN - 978-989-8425-41-6
AU - Cajias R.
AU - Gonzalez Pardo A.
AU - Camacho D.
PY - 2011
SP - 443
EP - 446
DO - 10.5220/0003181204430446