Design of an efficient vehicle-actuated signal control logic for signalized intersections

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1 Bayburt University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Bayburt 69000, Turkey

2 Pamukkale University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Denizli 20160, Turkey

3 Ondokuz Mays University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Samsun 55000, Tukey


The effectiveness of fixed-time management systems dramatically decreases in case of fluctuated traffic demands at signalized intersection approaches. This leads to the waste of time in traffic and may cause material, psychological and ecological problems. Especially in recent years, to minimize the negative impacts of these problems, many researchers focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). As it is known, one of the Intelligent Transportation Systems applications is called vehicle-actuated (traffic-actuated) management systems. Because the success of these types of applications is directly related to the created control logic, the selection of the most proper control parameters for the created control logic is an important issue. This study aims to create an effective control logic and flow chart for the vehicle-actuated management system. At the end of the analyses, it is seen that the created vehicle-actuated management system can adapt to fluctuations in traffic demands at signalized intersection approaches. Average vehicle delays, fuel consumptions and exhaust emissions can be reduced significantly by the created system. Especially, in case of fluctuations in traffic demands at intersection approaches exist, it is concluded that the performance of the intersection can increase enormously with the created vehicle-actuated management system.


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