A Novel Approach to Achieve Near-optimal Traffic Distribution by Distributed Decision Making

Syed Md. Galib, Refut Ara, Sabina Yesmin, Chinmay Bepery, Moinul Islam Sayed


The distribution of traffic in road network is called traffic assignment (TA). Finding an optional distribution of traffic in the road network is called traffic assignment problem (TAP). Advanced traveller information systems (ATIS) are designed to provide real time information enabling drivers to choose efficiently among routes and save travel time. If we provide travelers real time information, we may need rerouting and there may be a problem such as having congestion on the non-congested routes. Hence, by omitting the real time information provision we propose a TA method which will be able to allocate traffic based on the traveller’s own perception of the road network. Travelers choose routes based on their own perception of road usages of the road network. This ensures distributed decision making and thus the traffic distribution becomes near optimal which enables travelers to reach their destinations within their expectations.<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false EN-US KO X-NONE </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>

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