Optimization of Traffic Signals on Urban Arteries through a Platoon-Based Simulation Model

Colombaroni C., Fusco G., Gemma A.

11th WSEAS International Conference on Automatic Control, Modelling and Simulation, İstanbul, Turkey, 30 May - 01 June 2009, pp.450-451 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-451
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The paper describes an optimization procedure to synchronize traffic signals along an urban road artery. The solution procedure applies first a genetic algorithm and then a hill climbing algorithm for local adjustments. The fitness function is evaluated by means of a traffic model that simulates platoon progression along the links, their combination and possible queuing at nodes. The potential benefits of the synchronization procedure have been assessed by simulating a real urban artery through the micro-simulation model Transmodeler.