Information based traffic control strategies consistent with estimated driver behavior

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Transportation Research Board


This study proposes a fuzzy control based methodology to determine behavior-consistent information-based control strategies based on the controller’s estimation of driver behavior. It is the core of the broader problem where the objective is to effectively control/influence the performance of a vehicular traffic system by providing information to the drivers. The controller seeks consistency by estimating drivers’ likely reactions to the information strategies using a rule-based route choice model. Experiments are performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology. The results suggest the importance of using a behavior-consistent approach to determine the information-based control strategies. That is, the effects of driver response behavior to information provision may require more meaningful strategies than those provided under the traditional dynamic traffic assignment models to have a reliable estimate/control of system performance.


Automobile drivers — Psychology; Traffic assignment; Traffic engineering; Traffic flow


Civil Engineering | Environmental Sciences | Other Civil and Environmental Engineering | Transportation




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