Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

2009 Edition
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Freeway Traffic Management and Control

  • A. Hegyi
  • T. Bellemans
  • B. De Schutter
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30440-3_232

Acronyms and Abbreviations

MPC

Model Predictive Control

OD

Origin-Destination

ADAS

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

AHS

Automated Highway System

IVHS

Intelligent Vehicle/Highway System

Definition of the Subject

The goal of this chapter is to provide an overview of dynamic traffic control techniques described in the literature and applied inpractice. Dynamic traffic control is the term to indicate a collection of tools, procedures, and methods that areused to intervene in traffic in order to improve the traffic flow on the short term, i. e., ranging from minutes to hours. The nature of theimprovement may include increased safety, higher traffic flows, shorter travel times, more stable traffic flows, more reliable travel times, or reducedemissions and noise production.

The tools used for this purpose are in general changeable signs (including traffic signals, dynamic speed limit signs, and changeable messagesigns), radio broadcast messages, or human traffic controllers at the location...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hegyi
    • 1
  • T. Bellemans
    • 2
  • B. De Schutter
    • 1
  1. 1.TU DelftDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Hasselt UniversityDiepenbeekBelgium