Queue protection parameters' fine-tuning for variable speed limits

Kaveh Bevrani, Mamun Muntasir Rahman, Edward Chung

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Any incident on motorways potentially can be followed by secondary crashes. Rear-end crashes also could happen as a result of queue formation downstream of high speed platoons. To decrease the occurrence of secondary crashes and rear-end crashes, Variable Speed Limits (VSL) can be applied to protect queue formed downstream. This paper focuses on fine tuning the Queue Protection algorithm of VSL. Three performance indicators: activation time, deactivation time and number of false alarms are selected to optimise the Queue Protection algorithm. A calibrated microscopic traffic simulation model of Pacific Motorway in Brisbane is used for the optimisation. Performance of VSL during an incident and heavy congestion and the benefit of VSL will be presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2011 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 28 Sept 201130 Sept 2011


Conference34th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation


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