A Multi-Agent System to Regulate Bimodal Urban Traffic
Balbo, Flavien; Bhouri, Neila; Pinson, Suzanne (2010), A Multi-Agent System to Regulate Bimodal Urban Traffic, EUMAS 2010, 2010, Paris, FRANCE
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference titleEUMAS 2010
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Abstract (EN)This paper proposes a new strategy for urban bimodal traffic regulation based on a multi-agent model. We call bimodal traffic a traffic which takes into account private vehicles and public vehicles such as buses. The objective of this strategy is to improve global traffic and reduce the time spent by buses in traffic jams so that buses cope with their schedule. Reducing bus delays is done by studying time length of traffic lights, giving priority to buses, more precisely to buses running late. Bus priority is granted by reserving a green stage for buses as soon as they enter the given route. Regulation is obtained thanks to communication, collaboration and negotiation between the agents of the system. The implementation has been done using the JADE platform. We have tested our strategy on a small network of four intersections. The first results of the simulation are given. They show that our MAS control strategy improves both bus traffic and private vehicle traffic and decrease bus delays compared to a classical strategy called fixed-line control.
Subjects / Keywordstraffic light control; urban traffic control,; multi-agents; buses interval regulation; public transport priority; negotiation; JADE platform
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