Self-organizing traffic lights: A realistic simulation

18 Oct 2006  ·  Seung-Bae Cools, Carlos Gershenson, Bart D'Hooghe ·

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.

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