Efficiency of Vehicle Actuated Traffic Control on Isolated Intersection

  • Dejan Ćiprovski Vlatacom Institute, University Metropolitan
  • Aleksej Makarov Vlatacom Institute
  • Miljan Vučetić Vlatacom Institute, University Signidunum
Keywords: traffic control, intelligent traffic light, simulation, signal control methods


In this paper are described different strategies for traffic control and simulation, namely - Vehicle Actuated (VA) compared to Fixed Time (FT) traffic control. We are comparing and evaluating the impact of FT and adaptive traffic signal control strategies for one of the biggest and busiest intersections in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The parameters used for comparing these strategies are the average vehicle travel times and average vehicle queue lengths. TRL TRANSYT 15 software was used to determine the fixed signal timing plan based on intersection geometry, inter-green matrix and traffic flow. PTV VISSIM software is used for VA algorithm development and simulation in order to get the maximum and average vehicle travel times as well as queue lengths. It is shown that the parameter optimization can reduce the queue lengths down to 65% and the travel time down to 51%.

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