In this article, we propose a new method of traffic signal control based on the predicted distribution of traffic jams. First, we built a forecasting model to predict the probability distribution of vehicles being in a traffic jam during each period of the traffic signals. A dynamic Bayesian network was used as the forecasting model, and this predicted the probability distribution of the number of standing vehicles in a traffic jam. According to calculations by the dynamic Bayesian network, a prediction of the probability distribution of the number of standing vehicles at each time will be obtained, and a control rule to adjust the split and cycle of the signals to maintain the probability of a lower limit and a ceiling of standing vehicles is deduced. Through a simulation using the actual traffic data of a city, the effectiveness of our method is shown.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Artificial Intelligence