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Traffic Congestion Manager, a Cost-Effective Approach

  • Ahmed AdnaneEmail author
  • Mohamed Salim Lmimouni
  • Maha Rezzai
  • Hicham Medromi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 366)

Abstract

Traffic congestion is a worldwide problem which challenges both scientific community and governments. This paper proposes a novel cost-effective approach which aims to predict congestion levels of road segments and thus helps preventing high traffic congestions. Unlike other approaches based on cooperative vehicular communication, this work adopts a cooperation-without-communication approach inspired by social insects. In fact, vehicles cooperate and share their experiences through RSU (Road Side Unit) controllers placed in the traffic lights of the studied area. Each vehicle is equipped with a navigation device which notifies the driver about congestion levels of road segments. Hence, vehicles’ distribution over the road network tends towards homogeneity. An evolutionary algorithm which optimizes traffic reports exchange between vehicles and RSU controllers is described.

Keywords

Congestion detection Congestion prevention Traffic data optimization Cooperation without communication Collective intelligence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Adnane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed Salim Lmimouni
    • 1
  • Maha Rezzai
    • 1
  • Hicham Medromi
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Architecture Team, Laboratory of Computer System and Renewable EnergyUniversity Hassan II Casablanca, ENSEMCasablancaMorocco

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