A Backpressure Framework Applied to Road Traffic Routing for Electric Vehicles

Evangelos D. Spyrou, Dimitris Mitrakos

Abstract

Electric vehicles (EVs) emerged in the transport domain, due to their energy efficiency and clean energy that they utilise. The electric vehicle routing problem is essentially a problem of selecting a set of minimum cost routes, while the demand of the customers is achieved. Route cost metrics include energy consumption and driving time. In this work, we model the electric vehicle routing problem using a wireless network methodology, namely the backpressure framework. The penalty imposed to every route includes the driving time of each road. We derive a weight as a function of the road queue backpressure and the driving time of a car. The next route for our EV is the one that has the highest weight. It turns out that this methodology leads to faster routes in that there are often roads with accidents or traffic jams, even though they are in the shortest path of the route to the destination. We present results via simulations, which verify the fact that backpressure is an efficient algorithm to be applied to electric vehicle routing.

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Spyrou E. and Mitrakos D. (2016). A Backpressure Framework Applied to Road Traffic Routing for Electric Vehicles . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-758-190-8, pages 235-240. DOI: 10.5220/0006224302350240


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@conference{bmsd16,
author={Evangelos D. Spyrou and Dimitris Mitrakos},
title={A Backpressure Framework Applied to Road Traffic Routing for Electric Vehicles},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2016},
pages={235-240},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006224302350240},
isbn={978-989-758-190-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - A Backpressure Framework Applied to Road Traffic Routing for Electric Vehicles
SN - 978-989-758-190-8
AU - Spyrou E.
AU - Mitrakos D.
PY - 2016
SP - 235
EP - 240
DO - 10.5220/0006224302350240