Mean field differential games in intelligent transportation systems

Alper Oner, Tamer Basar, Gulay Oke Gunel

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Abstract

In this paper, we study Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for future Smart Cities. We propose a new type of Automated Highway System (AHS), which optimizes both total consumed energy and travel time. We build on our previous work by adapting it to ITS as a new class of games, which is Mean Field (MF) Multilayer Stackelberg Games (MSG). In this game model, a leader (Control Center) imposes its fixed strategy on all followers (Vehicles). However, the Control Center cannot manipulate the vehicles directly. Instead, sub-leaders (Road Links) link up vehicles to the control center as an intermediary layer. Therefore, vehicles of each road link are weakly coupled through a Mean Field term, which affects the vehicles' individual costs. The main novelty in this paper is to consider the Mean Field Game for Automated Highway Systems in a Smart City. Because of the fact that there are no fully autonomous highways in cities, implementing new type the algorithm on ITS is nearly impossible for real life scenarios. Hence we have developed our highly realistic simulation environment, Istanbul Technical University City Transportation Simulator (ITUCiTSim) program. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method on ITUCiTSim.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509064847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2017
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 26 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNaples
Period26/06/1728/06/17

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Automated Highway Systems
  • Hierarchical Control
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Mean Field Game Theory
  • Multi-Agent Control
  • Stackelberg Equilibrium
  • Traffic Simulation

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