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International comparative field evaluation of a traffic-responsive signal control strategy in three cities.

Kosmatopoulos, E, Papageorgiou, M, Bielefeldt, Christiane, Dinopoulou, V, Morris, R, Mueck, J, Richards, A and Weichenmeier, F (2006) International comparative field evaluation of a traffic-responsive signal control strategy in three cities. Transportation Research Part A Policy and Practice, 40 (5). pp. 399-413. ISSN 0965 8564

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The recently developed network-wide real-time signal control strategy TUC has been implemented in three traffic networks with quite different traffic and control infrastructure characteristics: Chania, Greece (23 junctions); Southampton, UK (53 junctions); and Munich, Germany (25 junctions), where it has been compared to the respective resident real-time signal control strategies TASS, SCOOT and BALANCE. After a short outline of TUC, the paper describes the three application networks; the application, demonstration and evaluation conditions; as well as the comparative evaluation results. The main conclusions drawn from this high-effort inter-European undertaking is that TUC is an easy-to-implement, inter-operable, low-cost real-time signal control strategy whose performance, after very limited fine-tuning, proved to be better or, at least, similar to the ones achieved by long-standing strategies that were in most cases very well fine-tuned over the years in the specific networks.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0965 8564
Uncontrolled Keywords: Signal control strategy; TUC; Urban traffic-signal network; Real-time control; Tests; Chania; Southampton; Munich; Comparisons to existing programs;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1988
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2008 17:13
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 14:51
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1988

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