Delays at signalised intersections with exhaustive traffic control

M.A.A. Boon, I.J.B.F. Adan, E.M.M. Winands, D.G. Down

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In this paper we study a traffic intersection with vehicle-actuated traffic signal control. Traffic lights stay green until all lanes within a group are emptied. Assuming general renewal arrival processes, we derive exact limiting distributions of the delays under Heavy Traffic (HT) conditions, using theory on polling models. Furthermore, we derive the Light Traffic (LT) limit of the mean delays for intersections with Poisson arrivals, and develop a heuristic adaptation of this limit to capture the LT behaviour for other interarrival-time distributions. We combine the LT and HT results to develop closed-form approximations for the mean delays of vehicles in each lane. These closed-form approximations are quite accurate, very insightful and simple to implement.
Originele taal-2Engels
Plaats van productieEindhoven
Aantal pagina's33
StatusGepubliceerd - 2010

Publicatie series

NaamReport Eurandom
ISSN van geprinte versie1389-2355

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    Boon, M. A. A., Adan, I. J. B. F., Winands, E. M. M., & Down, D. G. (2010). Delays at signalised intersections with exhaustive traffic control. (Report Eurandom; Vol. 2010043). Eurandom.