Model-Based Traffic Flow Optimization

  • Martin Treiber
  • Arne Kesting


By means of simulations of microscopic traffic flow models, we investigate measures to increase the efficiency and stability of traffic flow when the infrastructure and the traffic demand are fixed. Road-based measures include variable message signs (for traffic-adaptive speed limits and dynamic routing), ramp metering, and selective overtaking bans for certain vehicle classes (trucks) in certain situations (gradients). Another class of optimization measures is vehicle-based rather than road-based. At present, these measures have entered the market and are expected to have a significant market penetration (and influence) in the near future. They include semi-automated driving (adaptive cruise control), individual traffic-adaptive navigation, traffic-light assistants, and other driver-assistance systems.


Traffic Flow Speed Limit Traffic Light Traffic Demand Lane Change 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaft und VerkehrTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.TomTom Development Germany GmbHBerlinGermany

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