Agent-based approach in roadway traffic and transportation systems: State of the art

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Agent technology is rapidly emerging as one of the powerful technologies for the development of large-scale distributed systems to deal with the uncertainty in a dynamic environment. The domain of traffic and transportation systems is well suited for an agent-based approach because systems are usually geographically distributed in dynamic changing environments. Our literature survey shows that the techniques and methods resulted from the field of agent and multi-agent systems have been applied to many aspects of traffic and transportation systems, including modeling and simulation, dynamic routing and congestion management, intelligent traffic management, and urban traffic signal control. This paper examines agent-based approach and its applications in roadway traffic and transportation systems, and discusses several future research directions towards successful deployment of agent technology in traffic and transportation systems. Copyright © 2007 by ASME.

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ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings