A real time traffic light control scheme for reducing vehicles CO 2 emissions

Chunxiao Li, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

Global warming is a very serious problem which is becoming ever worse as the growth in the number of vehicles. This paper presents a real time traffic lights control scheme for reducing vehicles CO2 emissions based on the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) installed vehicles. Real time road conditions are obtained by wireless communication between the vehicles and the traffic lights based on the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology. A decision tree classification algorithm is used to calculate optimal average waiting time, then to calculate the CO2 reductions. Compared with fixed-time control, simulation results indicate that more than 26.9% idling time CO2 emissions can be reduced when traffic flow is heavy, meanwhile vehicles have a 0.07 higher probability to pass the intersection by non-stop when traffic flow is light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2011
Pages855-859
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 7
Event2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2011 Jan 82011 Jan 11

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2011
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period11/1/811/1/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Li, C., & Shimamoto, S. (2011). A real time traffic light control scheme for reducing vehicles CO 2 emissions. In 2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2011 (pp. 855-859). [5766627] (2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2011.5766627