Corpus ID: 13707811

Self-organizing Traffic Lights

@article{Gershenson2005SelforganizingTL,
  title={Self-organizing Traffic Lights},
  author={C. Gershenson},
  journal={Complex Syst.},
  year={2005},
  volume={16}
}
  • C. Gershenson
  • Published 2005
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • Complex Syst.
Steering traffic in cities is a very complex task, since improving efficiency involves the coordination of many actors. Traditional approaches attempt to optimize traffic lights for a particular density and configuration of traffic. The disadvantage of this lies in the fact that traffic densities and configurations change constantly. Traffic seems to be an adaptation problem rather than an optimization problem. We propose a simple and feasible alternative, in which traffic lights self-organize… Expand
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