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Show simple item record Saber, Takfarinas Ventresque, Anthony Murphy, John 2014-01-07T09:40:05Z 2014-01-07T09:40:05Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract More and more drivers use on-board units to help them navigate in the increasing urbanised environment they live and work in. These system (e.g., routing applications on smart phones) are now very often on-line, and use information from the traffic situation (e.g., accidents, congestion) to get the best route. We can now envisage a world where all trips are assigned and updated by such an on-line system, making the best routing decisions based on traffic conditions. The problem is that current systems consider only ‘local’ elements (e.g., driver preference and current traffic condition) and do not make routing decisions from a global perspective. This can lead to a lot of similar routing assignments that could lead to further traffic congestion. The objective of the next generation on-line navigation systems is then to come up with a ‘smart’, real-time route assignment, which balances the load between the different road segments and offers the best quality to the drivers. However, every routing decision made has an impact on the traffic conditions (one more vehicle on the road segments selected) and computing the load induced by the trips is a computationally heavy problem. This paper addresses this question of real-time on-line traffic assignment, and shows that under certain conditions it is possible to have (i) an accurate estimation of the load and travel time on every road segment and (ii) an optimised traffic assignment that adapts to divergence and evolutions (e.g., accidents) of the system. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE/ACM Distributed Systems and Real Time applications (DS-RT) 2013;pp. 79-86
dc.rights “© 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.” en_US
dc.subject global real-time en_US
dc.subject on-line routing en_US
dc.subject load and travel time estimation en_US
dc.subject traffic assignment en_US
dc.title ROThAr: real-time on-line traffic assignment with load estimation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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