Calibration and operational analysis of Variable Speed Limits for high flow conditions

Abstract

Variable Speed Limits (VSL) is a control tool of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) which can enhance traffic safety and which has the potential to contribute to traffic efficiency. This study presents the results of a calibration and operational analysis of a candidate VSL algorithm for high flow conditions on an urban motorway of Queensland, Australia. The analysis was done using a framework consisting of a microscopic simulation model combined with runtime API and a proposed efficiency index. The operational analysis includes impacts on speed-flow curve, travel time, speed deviation, fuel consumption and emission.

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@article{Jiang2011CalibrationAO, title={Calibration and operational analysis of Variable Speed Limits for high flow conditions}, author={Rui Jiang and Adama Brian Lucky and Edward Chung}, journal={2011 IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems}, year={2011}, pages={221-226} }