Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock waves


Reference:
A. Hegyi, B. De Schutter, and J. Hellendoorn, "Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock waves," Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 2768-2773, Dec. 2003.

Abstract:
We present a model predictive control (MPC) approach to optimally coordinate variable speed limits for freeway traffic. In particular, we consider discrete-valued variable speed limits. Moreover, we also impose a safety constraint that prevents drivers from encountering speed limit drops larger than, say, 10 km/h. The control objective is to minimize the total time that vehicles spend in the network. This approach results in dynamic speed limits that reduce or even eliminate shock waves.


Downloads:
 * Corresponding technical report: pdf file (233 KB)
      Note: More information on the pdf file format mentioned above can be found here.


Bibtex entry:

@inproceedings{HegDeS:03-003,
        author={A. Hegyi and B. {De Schutter} and J. Hellendoorn},
        title={Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock waves},
        booktitle={Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
        address={Maui, Hawaii},
        pages={2768--2773},
        month=dec,
        year={2003}
        }



Go to the publications overview page.


This page is maintained by Bart De Schutter. Last update: December 15, 2015.