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Best-effort Highway Traffic Congestion Control via Variable Speed Limits

Carlos Canudas de Wit 1
1 NECS - Networked Controlled Systems
GIPSA-DA - Département Automatique, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
Abstract : The problem of controlling the congestion front in a single link road section is considered in this paper. For this purpose, we introduce a new variable-length two-cell lumped model composed of; one congested cell, and another in free flow. This model has the advantage of having few states while preserving the vehicle conservation property. This model is used as a basis to design a simple "best-effort" controller that regulates (at its best) the congestion front to some prespecified value. The control law can be implemented using only information about the congestion front position.
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Carlos Canudas de Wit. Best-effort Highway Traffic Congestion Control via Variable Speed Limits. CDC 2011 - ECC 2011 - 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Dec 2011, Orlando, Floride, United States. pp.s/n. ⟨hal-00642038⟩



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