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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 June 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.tra.2005.08.004

  • ISSN:

    0965-8564

Citation

Kosmatopoulos, E., Papageorgiou, M., Bielefeldt, C., Dinopoulou, V., Morris, R., Mueck, J., …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, 399-413. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2005.08.004. ISSN 0965-8564

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Keywords

Signal control strategy; TUC; Urban traffic-signal network; Real-time control; Tests; Chania; Southampton; Munich; Comparisons to existing programs;

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