WIT Press


An Agent-based Architecture For Urban Transportation Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040211

Volume

75

Pages

13

Published

2004

Size

994 kb

Author(s)

L. Ippolito & P. Siano

Abstract

Today, transport networks, because of increased density in urban population centers, are affected by more and more congested traffic which produces economic, social and political problems quantifiable in terms of fuel economy, pollution and increased level of stress due to bad service quality. Telematic infrastructures combined with automotive technology, by improving the operational efficiency of urban transport systems, can reduce the environmental and economic impacts. In this paper a Multi-Agent System (MAS) is proposed in order to manage a modern bus fleet equipped with sensors and communication devices. The multi-agent approach adapts well to describe complex systems characterized by geographical and functional distribution like transport networks where many subsystems with different dynamics and autonomy interact

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