Sustainability is a key point in the design and management of mobility and traffic systems, which affects also the development of traffic control strategies for freeway networks. According to sustainability-related concepts, freeway traffic controllers should be devised not only for maximally exploiting the road capacity and decreasing vehicles travel delays, but also for reducing pollutant emissions, fuel consumptions, accidents, noise, and so on. This paper analyses the state of the art of freeway traffic control strategies characterised by sustainability-related objectives, in particular referred to traffic emissions and traffic safety, by providing a classification of the research papers in this area. The final part of the paper highlights the main research challenges for modelling and control techniques brought by the introduction of emerging information and communication technologies, that are becoming more and more widespread and are transforming the concept of vehicles in intelligent and connected agents, able to measure the traffic state and to implement specific traffic control policies.

Traffic control for freeway networks with sustainability-related objectives: Review and future challenges

Pasquale C.;Sacone S.;Siri S.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Sustainability is a key point in the design and management of mobility and traffic systems, which affects also the development of traffic control strategies for freeway networks. According to sustainability-related concepts, freeway traffic controllers should be devised not only for maximally exploiting the road capacity and decreasing vehicles travel delays, but also for reducing pollutant emissions, fuel consumptions, accidents, noise, and so on. This paper analyses the state of the art of freeway traffic control strategies characterised by sustainability-related objectives, in particular referred to traffic emissions and traffic safety, by providing a classification of the research papers in this area. The final part of the paper highlights the main research challenges for modelling and control techniques brought by the introduction of emerging information and communication technologies, that are becoming more and more widespread and are transforming the concept of vehicles in intelligent and connected agents, able to measure the traffic state and to implement specific traffic control policies.
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