Network level evaluation of real time behavior consistent traffic routing strategies

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Transportation Research Board


The problem addressed here involves a central controller seeking to optimize traffic network performance under real-time routing information provision to drivers while explicitly accounting for drivers’ likely reactions towards the information. A fuzzy control approach is used to identify the behavior-consistent information-based control strategies. Experiments are performed to compare the effectiveness of the behavior-consistent approach with traditional dynamic traffic assignment based approaches for deployment. The results show the importance of incorporating driver behavior to identify the information strategies. Significant differences in terms of total system travel time savings and compliance to the information strategies can be obtained when the behavior-consistent approach is compared to the traditional approaches. The behavior-consistent approach can provide more robust performance compared to the standard user optimal or system optimal information provision strategies.


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


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




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