**Reference:**

P. Breton,
A. Hegyi,
B. De Schutter, and
H. Hellendoorn,
"Shock wave elimination/reduction by optimal coordination of variable
speed limits," *Proceedings of the IEEE 5th International
Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC'02)*,
Singapore, pp. 225-230, Sept. 2002.

**Abstract:**

We present a model predictive control (MPC) approach to optimally
coordinate variable speed limits for highway traffic. The basic idea
is that dynamic speed limits can create traffic conditions where shock
waves can damp out faster. The control objective is to minimize the
total time that vehicles spend in the network. For the prediction of
the evolution of the traffic flows in the network we use an adapted
version of the METANET model that takes the variable speed limits into
account. The coordinated control results in a network with less
congestion, a higher outflow, and a lower total time spent. In
addition, the receding horizon approach of MPC results in an adaptive,
on-line control strategy that automatically takes changes in the
system parameters into account.

Corresponding technical report: pdf file (181 KB)

@inproceedings{BreHeg:02-009,

author={P. Breton and A. Hegyi and B. {D}e Schutter and H. Hellendoorn},

title={Shock wave elimination/reduction by optimal coordination of variable speed limits},

booktitle={Proceedings of the IEEE 5th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC'02)},

address={Singapore},

pages={225--230},

month=sep,

year={2002}

}

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