Ben Waterson

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(2001) Quantifying the potential savings in travel time resulting from parking guidance systems-a simulation case study. Parking Guidance and Information (PGI) signs are thought to enable a more efficient use of the available parking stock. Despite the installation of PGI systems in many cities and their operation for a number of years, there is a lack of(More)
Although commercial and household wastes are compositionally similar, common UK practice is for separate collections. This paper uses vehicle routeing and scheduling software to predict the benefits of allowing household and commercial waste to be collected together by a common vehicle fleet. This was compared in a case study where collections were made(More)
An automated signalized junction control system that can learn strategies from a human expert has been developed. This system applies Machine Learning techniques based on Logistic Regression and Neural Networks to affect a classification of state space using evidence data generated when a human expert controls a simulated junction. The state space is(More)
This paper shows how temporal difference learning can be used to build a sig-nalized junction controller that will learn its own strategies though experience. Simulation tests detailed here show that the learned strategies can have high performance. This work builds upon previous work where a neural network based junction controller that can learn(More)
The history of urban traffic control (UTC) throughout the past century has been a continued race to keep pace with ever more complex policy objectives and consistently increasing vehicle demand. Many benefits can be observed from an efficient urban traffic control system, such as reduced congestion, increased economic efficiency and improved road safety and(More)
This paper describes a modelling approach used to investigate the significance of key factors (vehicle type, compaction type, site design, temporal effects) in influencing the variability in observed nett amenity bin weights produced by household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). This new method can help to quickly identify sites that are producing(More)
An experiment was conducted using the InnovITS proving ground in Nuneaton. Thirty cars with volunteer drivers were asked to drive around a tight closed road circuit causing them to pass repeatedly through a cross-roads junction from all directions. The junction was signalized. In different test-runs of the experiment the traffic lights were controlled by(More)
This paper presents a methodology for fusing data from multiple sensors, including wireless devices, to make an estimation of the state of an urban traffic network. An extended Kalman filter is employed along with a state evolution model to make estimates of the state in a discretized network. Results are presented from simulation tests of signal(More)