Integrated ramp metering and lane-changing feedback control at motorway bottlenecks

Farzam Tajdari, Claudio Roncoli, Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, Markos Papageorgiou

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Considering the target of an operating effectively transportation system, we propose here a novel methodology for integrated lane-changing and ramp metering control that exploits the presence of connected and partly automated vehicles. In particular, we assume that a percentage of vehicles can receive and implement specific control tasks (e.g., lane-changing commands). A novel approach is designed to robustly maximise the throughput at motorway bottlenecks employing a Linear Quadratic Integral (LQI) regulator in combination with an anti-windup scheme, based on a simple Linear Time Invariant (LTI) model. The method is evaluated via simulation experiments, performed on a first-order, multi-lane, macroscopic traffic flow model, also featuring the capacity drop phenomenon, which allows to demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed methodology and to highlight the improvement in terms of traffic efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 18th European Control Conference (ECC)
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-907144-00-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Control Conference - Naples, Italy
Duration: 25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
Conference number: 18


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference
Abbreviated titleECC


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