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Congestion Adaptive Traffic Light Control and Notification Architecture Using Google Maps APIs

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Research Consultant, Learnogether Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad 201014, India
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Nova Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1070-312 Lisbon, Portugal
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Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221005, India
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This paper is an extended version of “Mishra, S., Bhattacharya, D., Gupta, A., and Singh, V. R. (2018) “Adaptive Traffic Light Cycle Time Controller Using Microcontrollers and Crowdsource Data of Google Apis For Developing Countries”, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. IV-4/W7, 83-90, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W7-83-2018”.
Received: 19 September 2018 / Revised: 11 November 2018 / Accepted: 12 December 2018 / Published: 14 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Big Data Challenges in Smart Cities)
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Abstract

Traffic jams can be avoided by controlling traffic signals according to quickly building congestion with steep gradients on short temporal and small spatial scales. With the rising standards of computational technology, single-board computers, software packages, platforms, and APIs (Application Program Interfaces), it has become relatively easy for developers to create systems for controlling signals and informative systems. Hence, for enhancing the power of Intelligent Transport Systems in automotive telematics, in this study, we used crowdsourced traffic congestion data from Google to adjust traffic light cycle times with a system that is adaptable to congestion. One aim of the system proposed here is to inform drivers about the status of the upcoming traffic light on their route. Since crowdsourced data are used, the system does not entail the high infrastructure cost associated with sensing networks. A full system module-level analysis is presented for implementation. The system proposed is fail-safe against temporal communication failure. Along with a case study for examining congestion levels, generic information processing for the cycle time decision and status delivery system was tested and confirmed to be viable and quick for a restricted prototype model. The information required was delivered correctly over sustained trials, with an average time delay of 1.5 s and a maximum of 3 s. View Full-Text
Keywords: driver information system; real-time traffic signaling; road traffic congestion; Google Traffic API; agent-based traffic modeling driver information system; real-time traffic signaling; road traffic congestion; Google Traffic API; agent-based traffic modeling
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Mishra, S.; Bhattacharya, D.; Gupta, A. Congestion Adaptive Traffic Light Control and Notification Architecture Using Google Maps APIs. Data 2018, 3, 67.

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