Suppressing Shock Waves on the A1 in The Netherlands, Model Calibration and Model-Based Predictive Control

A. Hegyi, D. Ngo Duy, H. Schuurman, J Hellendoorn, S.P. Hoogendoorn, Stefano Stramigioli

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    Abstract

    We now apply the model predictive control (MPC) of speed limits that we have presented in previous publications to a calibrated METANET model of a 19 km stretch of the real-world freeway A1 in The Netherlands. This freeway regularly suffers from shock waves originating mainly from on-ramps, and speed limits are now used to suppress these shock waves. First, we calibrate and validate the extended METANET model with data from the A1 freeway, and we use the Delft OD method to estimate the origin-destination patterns that are needed for the simulation of the destination oriented traffic. Next, we verify from data whether the necessary conditions for applying speed limits against shock waves are satisfied. We show that the MPC controller performs well even under the assumption that the traffic demand is not known on the on-ramps and is known for only a few kilometers upstream and downstream of the controlled stretch. This approach results in an improvement of the total time spent in the network with about 15%.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProc. of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Place of PublicationShanghai
    Pages-
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2004
    Event6th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2003 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 12 Oct 200315 Oct 2003
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2003
    Abbreviated titleITSC
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period12/10/0315/10/03

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    Hegyi, A., Ngo Duy, D., Schuurman, H., Hellendoorn, J., Hoogendoorn, S. P., & Stramigioli, S. (2004). Suppressing Shock Waves on the A1 in The Netherlands, Model Calibration and Model-Based Predictive Control. In Proc. of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (pp. -). Shanghai. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2003.1252036