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Towards Valuation-Aware Agent-Based Traffic Control

Towards Valuation-Aware Agent-Based Traffic Control
Autor: Heiko Schepperle, Klemens Böhm, Simone Forster
Quelle: In Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2007), Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, Mai 2007.
Traffic authorities work hard to improve resource utilization in traffic. But these efforts do not consider that the valuations of waiting time can be different for each driver, e.g., a driver of a courier service delivering express mail typically has a higher valuation of reduced waiting time than other motorists. We propose that traffic-control mechanisms should be valuation-aware and propose and describe such a mechanism called Time-Slot Exchange. The idea of this mechanism is that vehicles are assigned time slots to cross the intersection, and vehicles, or, more specifically, agent-based driver-assistance systems of the vehicles can then trade these time slots. Simulations show that our mechanism increases overall satisfaction considerably, compared to a state-of-the-art traffic-control mechanism.