R. van Katwijk, B. De Schutter, and H. Hellendoorn, "Look-ahead traffic adaptive control of a single intersection - A taxonomy and a new hybrid algorithm," Proceedings of the 9th TRAIL Congress 2006 - TRAIL in Motion - CD-ROM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14 pp., Nov. 2006.
The design of a look-ahead traffic adaptive control system is as well a science as an art. Along the way compromises have to be made in order to end up with a workable system that is not only able to come up with good signal timings, but is also able to deliver them on time. In this paper we propose a taxonomy of the various look-ahead traffic adaptive control algorithms based both on their underlying principles and the compromises that were made to come up with a workable, albeit less optimal system. A new hybrid algorithm is subsequently defined which combines the strengths of all current approaches and incorporates constraint programming techniques.