Micro-Auction-Based Traffic-Light Control: Responsive, Local Decision Making

  title={Micro-Auction-Based Traffic-Light Control: Responsive, Local Decision Making},
  author={Michele Covell and Shumeet Baluja and Rahul Sukthankar},
  journal={2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems},
Real-time, responsive optimization of traffic flow serves to address important practical problems: reducing drivers' wasted time and improving city-wide efficiency, as well as reducing gas emissions and improving air quality. Much of the current research in traffic-light optimization relies on extending the capabilities of basic traffic lights to either communicate with each other or communicate with vehicles. However, before such capabilities become ubiquitous, opportunities exist to improve… CONTINUE READING