Adaptive Algorithm for Effective Traffic Management

Paper #:
  • 2016-28-0220

Published:
  • 2016-02-01
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2016-28-0220
Citation:
Krishnan, R. and Malpani, A., "Adaptive Algorithm for Effective Traffic Management," SAE Technical Paper 2016-28-0220, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-28-0220.
Pages:
9
Abstract:
The paper presents a simple but effective algorithm for managing the signaling intervals at high density traffic intersections based on traffic intensity on a particular side. We observe that most high density traffic intersections receive heavy traffic from specific directions at specific timings which repeat periodically. So, the idea aims at providing less waiting time for vehicles at signals by manipulating the time intervals for the Red/Green signaling on the basis of vehicle density.The solution is designed to solve the problem of commuting time to some extent in a day to day life in densely populated countries where it becomes difficult to keep an easy check on the vehicle movement through manual efforts. This algorithm is also intended to help emergency vehicles which gets stuck into heavy traffic jams and in turn reduce casualties. This algorithm can also prove effective for pedestrian safety and for several other purpose.
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