**Reference:**

A. Hegyi,
B. De Schutter, and
J. Hellendoorn,
"Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock
waves," *Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and
Control*, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 2768-2773, Dec. 2003.

**Abstract:**

We present a model predictive control (MPC) approach to optimally
coordinate variable speed limits for freeway traffic. In particular,
we consider discrete-valued variable speed limits. Moreover, we also
impose a safety constraint that prevents drivers from encountering
speed limit drops larger than, say, 10 km/h. The control objective is
to minimize the total time that vehicles spend in the network. This
approach results in dynamic speed limits that reduce or even eliminate
shock waves.

Corresponding technical report: pdf file (228 KB)

@inproceedings{HegDeS:03-003,

author={A. Hegyi and B. {D}e Schutter and J. Hellendoorn},

title={Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock waves},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},

address={Maui, Hawaii},

pages={2768--2773},

month=dec,

year={2003}

}

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