ConTraNet 2018-06-05T18:57:36+00:00

ConTraNet – Control of Transportation Networks


Francesco Viti

Associate professor

Marco Rinaldi

Research associate

Xavier Mazur

PhD Student

Project info

Duration January 2018 – in progress
Key areas Transportation Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Control Theory

Project description

Congestion in transportation networks is reaching unprecedented levels worldwide, with increasing negative effects on economy, society and environment. Network-wide traffic control strategies have been developed by researchers in order to address this problem, but a key concept has been so far neglected: how the location and configuration of controllers influences the maximum reachable level of throughput. In this project we investigate this aspect by developing a framework encompassing transportation, control theory and optimization. We introduce innovation by extending the control theoretical concept of controllability to transportation.

Idea in a nutshell