Research on Tram Detector Location Based on Vehicle–Infrastructure Communication

  • Huang Yan
  • Dongxiu Ou
  • Ziyan Chen
  • Yang Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 482)


Modern tram vehicle infrastructure system mainly relies on tram detectors to communicate with the trams, providing the basis for optimal control of the tram operation. This paper presents a calculation method to find the optimal locations of announcement detectors and request detectors based on characteristics such as system operation instructions, tram speed, signal priority strategy and manual operation habits. The critical location for detectors is proposed considering the intersecting-road hierarchy and the signal priority parameters. A sample model application and simulation experiments on a real-life intersection are included. Compared with the tram delay of different request detector locations, the outcome indicates that the most effective tram priority is determined when the detectors are placed according to the method proposed in this paper.


Tram detector location Vehicle–infrastructure communication Tram signal priority VISSIM 



This work is supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFB1200402) and Research Program of Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (16511104902).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of the Ministry of EducationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Casco Signal Ltd.ShanghaiChina

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