ConTraNet – Control of Transportation Networks
|Duration||January 2018 – in progress|
|Key areas||Transportation Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Control Theory|
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.