International comparative field evaluation of a traffic-responsive signal control strategy in three cities


Kosmatopoulos, E., Papageorgiou, M., Bielefeldt, C., Dinopoulou, V., Morris, R., Mueck, J., Richards, A.C. and Weichenmeier, F. (2006) International comparative field evaluation of a traffic-responsive signal control strategy in three cities. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 40, (5), 399-413. (doi:10.1016/j.tra.2005.08.004).

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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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0965-8564 (print)
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Keywords: Urban traffic control systems, traffic-responsive signal control, feedback control
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53263
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:36
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53263

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