Microscopic traffic simulation for evaluation of a cooperative variable speed limit system
2013 (English)In: 1st SUMO User Conference 2013. Proceedings, Berichte aus dem DLR-Institut für Verkehrssystemtechnik, Band 21, Berlin: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Institut für Verkehrssystemtechnik, Berlin-Adlershof , 2013, 147-164 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Variable Speed Limit Systems (VSLS) where gantries are showing speed limits based on, for example, traffic volume or other road or traffic conditions exists on motorways in many countries. The aim of the VSLS is usually to improve traffic efficiency. Lately, cooperative intelligent transport systems allowing for communication between vehicles and/or vehicles and the infrastructure has received increasing interest. A cooperative VSLS, utilizing communication between vehicles and the infrastructure, could possibly result in further improved traffic efficiency and decreased exhaust emissions and fuel consumption. In this paper, a cooperative VSLS is evaluated by the use of a microscopic traffic simulator. The cooperative VSLS is described together with a discussion on how the modeling of the cooperative VSLS and the assumptions made regarding vehicles behavior will impact the final results of the evaluation. Results from the simulations are presented with in terms of traffic efficiency and exhaust emissions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Institut für Verkehrssystemtechnik, Berlin-Adlershof , 2013. 147-164 p.
, Reports of the DLR-Institute of Transportation Systems, ISSN 1866-721X ; 21
microscopic traffic simulation, SUMO, Variable Speed Limit Systems (VSLS), cooperative systems, environmental impacts, traffic efficiency
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102882OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-102882DiVA: diva2:683897
1st SUMO user conference 2013, May 15-17, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany