Analyzing the effects of driver behavior within an adaptive ramp control scheme: A case-study with ALINEA

Ismail M. Abuamer, Mohd Sadat, Mehmet Ali Silgu, Hilmi Berk Celikoglu

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Abstract

Freeway traffic control strategies such as ramp metering and variable speed limits are gaining importance in relieving freeways congestion. Along with reducing the travel time, freeway traffic control strategies are also considered as key players in improving the traffic safety and decreasing the vehicle emissions. Traffic simulation tools overtook the real-world implementations, for testing traffic control strategies, with less time consumption, and economical and more flexible traffic analysis environment. This paper presents a micro-simulation based case-study on Istanbul freeways, where it discusses: the microscopic model calibration, the impact of ramp metering strategy Asservissement Lineaire ďEntrée Autoroutiere (ALINEA) on the traffic characteristics and traffic oscillations, and the impact of driver's behavior at merges on ALINEA's performance. The control algorithm is utilized online by integrating VISSIM with MATLAB via COM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, ICVES 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages109-114
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509056774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, ICVES 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 27 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, ICVES 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, ICVES 2017
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period27/06/1728/06/17

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