Optimal Strategy Within a Traffic Control Center

by Avishai Ceder, Technion-Israel Inst of Technology, Haifa, Israel,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies


This paper describes part of a new Central Traffic Control System (CTCS), implemented in several sites in Europe, and recently in Haifa, Israel. The CTCS effected in Haifa contains enhanced capabilities. While it incorporates the general philosophy of on-and off -line traffic signalization control, the CTCS also coordinates its control strategies with advanced optimization software aimed at optimal on-line traffic signalization control, for both congested and uncongested traffic flow situations. In addition, it allows for coordination with supporting units, namely, electronic signs for drivers, closed-circuit TV system, priority for transit vehicles and for emergency vehicles.

Subject Headings: Traffic signals | Traffic management | Control systems | Traffic congestion | Traffic engineering | Computer software | Traffic flow | Automobiles | Europe | Israel | Middle East | Asia

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