Selforganizing traffic lights: A realistic simulation

Bae COOLS Seung, Carlos Gershenson Garcia, Bart D'Hooghe

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We have previously shown in an abstract simulation (Gershenson, 2005) that self-organizing traffic lights can improve greatly traffic flow for any density. In this paper, we extend these results to a realistic setting, implementing self-organizing traffic lights in an advanced traffic simulator using real data from a Brussels avenue. On average, for different traffic densities, travel waiting times are reduced by 50% compared to the current green wave method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Organization: Applied Multi-Agent Systems
EditorsM. Prokopenko
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-84628-981-1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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NameSelf-Organization: Applied Multi-Agent Systems

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M. Prokopenko


  • Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems


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