Cell Transmission Model (CTM)-based Optimal Signal Control Strategies in Urban Networks

Traffic in urban network is getting more and more congested due to rapid increase in travel demand. The task will provide a systematic framework to determine optimal signal settings for urban networks. Most of the prevailing signal control strategies does not work properly when traffic gets congested during peak hours as most of the model vehicles are considered as queues and failed to capture important traffic flow characteristics. To tackle the problems, Cell Transmission Model (CTM) is introduced to simulate the evolution of patterns of vehicles on the road to correctly approximate the traffic condition and signal settings.