Heiko Schepperle

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Traffic causes pollution and demands fuel. When it comes to vehicle traffic, intersections tend to be a main bottleneck. Traditional approaches to control traffic at intersections have not been designed to optimize any environmental criterion. Our objective is to design mechanisms for intersection control which minimize fuel consumption. This is difficult(More)
Valuation-aware traffic-control mechanisms for road intersections take the valuations of reduced waiting time of the individual drivers into account. They use agents to avoid any disturbance of the driver, and they feature mechanisms specifically designed for negotiating valuations. While such mechanisms do indeed increase overall driver satisfaction, they(More)
Traffic authorities work hard to improve resource utilization in traffic. But these efforts do not consider that the valuations of waiting time can be different for each driver, e.g., a driver of a courier service delivering express mail typically has a higher valuation of reduced waiting time than other motorists. We propose that traffic-control mechanisms(More)
Valuation-aware traffic-control mechanisms for road intersections take the valuations of reduced waiting time of the individual drivers into account. They use agents to avoid any disturbance of the driver, and they feature mechanisms specifically designed for negotiating valuations. While such mechanisms do indeed increase overall driver satisfaction, they(More)
Due to the imperfection inherent in real world data, future traffic information services like navigation systems have to deal with missing, uncertain, vague and imprecise information. We argue that revealing the imperfection instead of cleaning data as in today’s services will result in higher user acceptance of a service. Such a service can give additional(More)
For many cities, traffic management is nowadays a major challenge. Advances in hardware and software development have resulted in intelligent driver assistance systems which can be used for traffic management. In principal, this allows the design of sophisticated mechanisms which also take the drivers’ valuations of waiting time into account. In this paper,(More)
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