Eco-Sign: A load-based traffic light control system for environmental protection with vehicular communications

Lien Wu Chen*, Pranay Sharma, Yu-Chee Tseng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Eco-Sign system is a traffic light control system for minimizing greenhouse gases emitted by idling vehicles at intersections. Eco-Sign provides the following features: (i) it can notify vehicles to turn on/off their engines based on expected waiting time for green lights at intersections, (ii) it can dynamically adjust traffic light timing to minimize the number of vehicles stopping at an intersection based on vehicle arrival and departure rates, and (iii) it is a fully distributed system in the sense that each intersection can learn its local traffic condition and optimize its traffic sign setting to prevent congestions and thus traffic jams. Eco-Sign thus demonstrates a new traffic light control system for environmental protection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2011 Conference, SIGCOMM'11
Pages438-439
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2011
EventACM SIGCOMM 2011 Conference, SIGCOMM'11 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 Aug 201119 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2011 Conference, SIGCOMM'11

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCOMM 2011 Conference, SIGCOMM'11
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period15/08/1119/08/11

Keywords

  • Dynamic traffic light control
  • Environmental protection
  • Ignition control
  • Vehicular communications

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