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Title: Application of vehicle ad-hoc network in traffic control systems
Authors: Nyambo, Benny
Mavata G.
Janssens, Gerrit K.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUROSIS-ETI
Citation: Stefanoui, Dan; Culita, Janetta (Ed.). Proceedings of Euromedia'2012, p. 85-90
Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks find use in a variety of areas which include rescue missions, battlefields and recently in intervehicular networks, generally known as Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs). This paper proposes a model for use of VANETs in an advanced traffic signal control system within a simulation environment. The idea is to use vehicular ad-hoc networking to reduce the average delay per person at road intersections. The control system is designed with a generic and flexible logic that allows it to simulate a wide range of traffic signal control types and strategies. The strategies include mechanisms for deadlock and starvation avoidance at intersections. The capabilities of the control system are illustrated through a case study in which a simulation is done for a four-way intersection and the results of the simulation studied with respect to the objectives of the prioritization strategies. An evaluation of the implemented system is performed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14837
ISBN: 978-90-77381-69-4
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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