Computer aided testing and evaluation of adaptive ramp control strategies

J. Hourdakis, P. G. Michalopoulos

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In this paper a practical methodology is presented for selecting, testing and calibrating the most suitable adaptive ramp control strategy for freeway corridors. This methodology is part of a TRAffic Management LABoratory (TRAMLAB) and can also be used for improving or fine tuning existing control strategies or developing new ones. The simulation part TRAMLAB is based on automating the use of simulation to the extent possible through the integration with a user defined external traffic management system and simplifying data entry through computer aided design. A simple application of the use of TRAMLAB is presented by implementing a field proven real time ramp control strategy and comparing it with the no-control alternative. Plans for using TRAMLAB for developing the next generation of the control strategy and other applications or enhancements are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Proceedings - Oakland, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2001Aug 29 2001


Other2001 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOakland, CA


  • Freeway
  • Kamp metering
  • Microscopic simulation
  • Traffic control
  • Traffic simulation


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