Traffic Signal Control Using Web-Camera and Traffic Flow Estimation

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S Rajkumar

Sona College of Technology

V.M. Prethi

Sona College of Technology, Students

B Priyadharshini

Sona College of Technology, Students

Date Written: November 15, 2017

Abstract

Due to rapid urbanization, large cities in developing countries have problems with heavy traffic congestion. International aid is being provided to construct modern traffic signal infrastructure. But often such an infrastructure does not work well due to the high operating and maintenance costs and the limited knowledge of the local engineers. In this paper, we propose a signal control framework that uses image analysis to estimate traffic flows. It requires only low-cost Web cameras to support a signal control strategy based on the current traffic volume. We can estimate the traffic volumes of the roads near the traffic signals from a few observed points and then adjust the signal control. Through numerical experiments, we confirmed that the proposed framework can reduce an average travel time 20.6% compared to a fixed-time signal control. And the system also involves ideas for road crossing and ambulances.

Keywords: traffic congestion, traffic signal infrastructure, signal control framework, web camera, traffic volume

Suggested Citation

Rajkumar, S and Prethi, V.M. and Priyadharshini, B, Traffic Signal Control Using Web-Camera and Traffic Flow Estimation (November 15, 2017). Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Computing Systems (ICICS 2017 – Dec 15th - 16th 2017) organized by Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamilnadu, India, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3141184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3141184

S Rajkumar (Contact Author)

Sona College of Technology ( email )

Junction Main Road
Suramangalam
Salem, Tamil Nadu 636005
India

V.M. Prethi

Sona College of Technology, Students ( email )

Junction Main Road
Suramangalam
Salem, Tamil Nadu 636005
India

B Priyadharshini

Sona College of Technology, Students ( email )

Junction Main Road
Suramangalam
Salem, Tamil Nadu 636005
India

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