Title

Design of an intelligent traffic management system

Author

Amin Azimian

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Deogratias Eustace

Abstract

Due to present-day significant increases in population and consequently in traffic congestion in most metropolitan cities in the world, designing of an intelligent traffic management system (ITMS) in order to detect the path with the shortest travel time is critical for emergency, health, and courier services. The aim of this thesis study was to develop a theoretical traffic detection system and capable of estimating the travel time associated with each street segment based on the traffic data updated every 20 seconds, which successively finds the path with the shortest travel time in the network by using a dynamic programming technique. Furthermore, in this study we model the travel time associated with each street segment based on the historical and real time data considering that the traffic speed on each road segment is piecewise constant. It would be useful to implement such algorithms in GIS systems such as Google map in such a way that the service delivery drivers can avoid congested routes by receiving real time traffic information.

Keywords

Route choice Mathematical models, Traffic flow Mathematical models, Traffic estimation Mathematical models, Travel time (Traffic engineering) Research, Geographic information systems

Rights Statement

Copyright 2011, author

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