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If you want to cite this report, please use the following reference instead: Model predictive control for ramp metering of motorway traffic: A case study, " Abstract A real-life motorway in Belgium is studied and a comparison is made between a simulation of a morning rush hour situation without control and a simulation of a morning rush hour situation with(More)
Activity-based transportation models have set the standard for modelling travel demand for the last decade. It seems common practice nowadays to collect the data to estimate these activity-based transportation models by means of activity-travel diaries. This paper presents a general functional framework of an advanced activity-travel diary data collection(More)
Traffic models play an important role in both today's traffic research and in many traffic applications such as traffic flow prediction, incident detection and traffic control. In this paper we concentrate on motorway traffic models for traffic control. First, we discuss why traffic control is important for both practice and research. We also argue why a(More)
Ramp metering is a dynamic traffic control measure that has proven to be very effective. There are several methods to determine appropriate ramp metering signals for a given traffic situation. In this paper, a framework consisting of model predictive control (MPC) for ramp metering, combined with extended Kalman filter-based (EKF) traffic state estimation(More)
If you want to cite this report, please use the following reference instead: Model predictive control with repeated model fitting for ramp metering, " Abstract—In this paper we deal with model predictive control for ramp metering on motorways. A discussion of the way ramp metering tries to prevent, or postpone, congestion on a motorway is presented. As an(More)
When there are different routes from origin to destination in a network, the traffic divides itself over these routes. The resulting assignment is often determined by the travel times on the different routes. When control measures are implemented the travel times for some routes change, which can lead to a change in the assignment. This change in assignment(More)
Activity-based transportation models have set the standard for modelling travel demand for the last decade. It seems common practice nowadays to collect the data to estimate these activity-based transportation models by means of activity diaries. This paper explores potential advantages and disadvantages that may occur in the collection of this type of data(More)
If you want to cite this report, please use the following reference instead: On data acquisition, modeling and simulation of highway traffic, " Abstract: We consider the process of setting up a traffic simulation based on traffic measurements. This process consists of several steps: data acquisition, interfacing, data conditioning, modeling and simulation.(More)
In many cases crashes at intersections account for over 50% of all urban road crashes. The need to reduce these crashes has fostered considerable research on the development and evaluation of traffic safety at intersections. This paper introduces a micro-level behavioral approach for estimating the crash potential at unsignalized intersections for different(More)