Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock waves

  title={Optimal coordination of variable speed limits to suppress shock waves},
  author={Andreas Hegyi and Bart De Schutter and Hans Hellendoorn},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems},
When freeway traffic is dense, shock waves may appear. These shock waves result in longer travel times and in sudden large variations in the speeds of the vehicles, which could lead to unsafe situations. Dynamic speed limits can be used to eliminate or at least to reduce the effects of shock waves. However, coordination of the variable speed limits is necessary in order to prevent the occurrence of new shock waves and/or a negative impact on the traffic flows in other locations. In this paper… CONTINUE READING
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