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Energy savings in systems of coordinated traffic signals, especially with Automatic Updating. (AUT)
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2000 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Fuel consumption on passing through coordinated signalised junctions could be reduced by at least 12 % by the use of AUT. AUT is a most cost effective method based on existing equipment. AUT demands the facility to send traffic data from controllers to a central PC and to send updated time plan data back to the controllers. It has been estimated that in the test area the average cost reduction is SEK 1 000 000 per year and junction. The maximum investment cost for an AUT installation is SEK 100 000/junction. AUT makes it possible for the number of time plans per day to be increased, which in the test area could increase the fuel saving to 15%. Optimised signal control will reduce delay in the signal system. AUT does not directly deal with redistribution of traffic inside and outside the signal system due to the change in delay. By means of a traffic assignment model this effect has been estimated to be of minor importance in the test area and in the outside area. AUT includes the TRANSYT programme. A validation study from before has shown an overestimation of stops. In order to make a control of the validation result a simulation model based on statistical theory was developed for external link simulations. Simulated stops by TRANSYT were significantly higher than simulated by the statistical model. Since the deviation was systematic it was possible to include an automatic ad-justment of estimated effects but not in the optimisation process. This may be expected to result in a lack of effectiveness even if output data could be made representative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI EC research 11 , 2000.
Series
VTI EC research: reprint of European Commission Research Documentation, ISSN 1403-4905
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Traffic signal, Linked signals, Fuel consumption, Automatic, Optimization, Cost, Delay, Simulation, Forecast
Research subject
Road: Traffic engineering, Road: Traffic control and traffic information; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4526OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4526DiVA: diva2:673350
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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