Using genetic algorithm for traffic light control system with a pedestrian crossing

Ayad M. Turky, M. S. Ahmad, Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff, Baraa T. Hammad

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the use of genetic algorithm and implementing the technology to improve the performance of traffic light and pedestrian crossing control in a four-way, two-lane traffic junction. The algorithm resolves the limitations of traditional fixed-time control for passing vehicles and pedestrians. It employs a dynamic system to control the traffic light and pedestrian crossing that monitors two sets of parameters: the vehicle and pedestrian queues behind a red light and the number of vehicles and pedestrians that passes through a green light. The algorithm dynamically optimizes the red and green times to control the flow of both the vehicles and the pedestrians. Performance comparisons between the genetic algorithm controller and a fixed-time controller reveal that the genetic algorithm controller performs significantly better.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRough Sets and Knowledge Technology - 4th International Conference, RSKT 2009, Proceedings
Pages512-519
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2009
Event4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology, RSKT 2009 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: 14 Jul 200916 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5589 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology, RSKT 2009
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period14/07/0916/07/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Turky, A. M., Ahmad, M. S., Mohd Yusoff, M. Z., & Hammad, B. T. (2009). Using genetic algorithm for traffic light control system with a pedestrian crossing. In Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology - 4th International Conference, RSKT 2009, Proceedings (pp. 512-519). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5589 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02962-2_65