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Next Generation of Smart Traffic Signals

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0019
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
End Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2012
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Subprogram: 
Transportation Systems Management and Operations
FHWA Activity: 
Transportation Management
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Signalization; Operations; Research; Highway Traffic Control; Safety; Traffic Flow
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations
TRB Subject Area: 
Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

First Name: 
Carl
Last Name: 
Andersen
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3045
Email Address: 
Team: 
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office:
Office of Operations Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDO-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

The major objectives for year one of the proposed research included the development of the next-generation architecture and algorithms for self-adaptive traffic signal systems (which will be referred to as RHODESNG); their evaluation through properly designed statistical experiments; case studies, using calibrated and validated simulation models; and limited operational field testing. During year two, the research encompassed the development of VII-enabled enhancements of RHODESNG, its evaluation, and the completion of limited field testing.

Goals 

Traffic flow and safety will improve with better adaptation of traffic signal timing to current conditions of traffic flow, environment, and infrastructure.

Deliverables