Platoon-based multi-agent intersection management for connected vehicle


As wireless communication advances, multi-agent system (MAS) approaches to intersection traffic management have received increased attention. In this paper, we propose an improved multi-agent intersection management system where vehicle agents may form platoons using connected vehicles technologies. Traffic performance measures in terms of mobility and environmental sustainability were evaluated through a series of simulation studies, along with an analysis of the communication load of the system. Compared to the conventional traffic signal control system, the proposed platoon-based multi-agent intersection management system can shorten the average travel time by as much as 30% and reduce the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by around 23%, when the traffic volume is high. In comparison with a non-platoon-based multi-agent intersection management system, the proposed system can reduce the communication loads of an intersection management agent by up to 90% and exhibits strong robustness against the variation of traffic volumes.

DOI: 10.1109/ITSC.2013.6728436

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@article{Jin2013PlatoonbasedMI, title={Platoon-based multi-agent intersection management for connected vehicle}, author={Qiu Jin and Guoyuan Wu and Kanok Boriboonsomsin and Matthew J. Barth}, journal={16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2013)}, year={2013}, pages={1462-1467} }