A platoon ordering algorithm on reservation based intersection management systems

Tunc I., Yesilyurt A. Y., Gumus Z., Sert K., Koroglu A. O., Söylemez M. T.

AEJ - ALEXANDRIA ENGINEERING JOURNAL, vol.88, pp.36-44, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aej.2023.12.064
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-44
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Traffic intersections act as pivotal junctions where various streams of traffic intersect and intersecting movements occur. When traffic volumes are high, intersections that are efficiently designed and equipped with intelligent traffic control systems can optimize the movement of vehicles. Accordingly, the time spent by vehicles at intersections increases, and these vehicles cause the vehicles behind them to slow down. This study aims to enhance the efficacy of reservation-based intersection control for platoons comprising vehicles arriving at intersections and turning in various directions. To assess the impact of different platooning algorithms on both the average speed of vehicles within the platoons and the total time spent at intersections, simulations were conducted using the SUMO environment. These simulations observed variations in the average speed values of vehicles and the duration spent by vehicles at intersections. The simulation results showed that the proposed reservation-based platoon ordering algorithm significantly contributed to increasing the average speed and reducing waiting time.