An iterative approach to enhanced traffic signal optimization


WONG, Y and WOON, W (2008) An iterative approach to enhanced traffic signal optimization. Expert Systems with Applications, 34 (4). pp. 2885-2890. ISSN 09574174

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Recent advances in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) provide large quantities of data that can be exploited for the development of improved traffic management systems. However, mining this data to extract useful patterns and information also presents significant challenges. In an earlier presentation we presented a novel method for optimising traffic timing plans via the use of clustering algorithms to automatically generate Time-Of-Day (TOD) intervals. By detecting time intervals which share common traffic conditions, it was possible to obtain TOD intervals which better reflect the underlying generators of traffic patterns. However, the above-mentioned procedure suffers from a problem: the data that is used to find the clusters was generated using the original traffic patterns, which means that the estimates of the true underlying TOD intervals could be inaccurate. In this paper, we present a refinement of the method which is based on iteratively re-estimating the TOD intervals. Experiments have been conducted to test the usefulness of this additional step and the results are presented and discussed in detail. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 02:10
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2014 03:02


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