Coordinted risk aware ramp metering
Conference contribution, 2016
As one of the indisputable causes of congestions in motorways, traffic incidents are regarded as an important
factor in reducing throughput of motorway networks. Congestions created by non-recurrent traffic conditions
might have serious long-lasting effects and block upstream off-ramps and on-ramps. Hence, one of the most
important challenges for traffic engineers and scientists is to create Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
solutions resilient to off-nominal traffic condition. In this direction, analysing the traffic behaviour in occurrence of incident has been targeted in numerous studies. In one of the recent works, it has been shown how to connect incident traffic flow models to driver behavior with the help of novel incident parameterisation for macroscopic flow models. Having such parameterisation in macroscopic model is especially beneficial when traffic management and control is targeted.