Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      IEEE
    • Publication Date:
      2020
    • Abstract:
      The development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aims to improve the performance of transport systems in terms of efficiency, safety and energy saving. Among these services, the Variable Speed Limit (VSL) systems are widely used to mitigate the problem of traffic congestion by changing the road speed limits in response to traffic, incidents, and/or weather conditions. This paper investigates the effects of a VSL system on a freeway road segment of the city of Naples. The control strategy leverages volume, occupancy and average speed data, provided by loop detectors located along the road, for adapting dynamically the road speed limit. Numerical simulations were carried out by exploiting VISSIM microscopic traffic simulator, which embedded the control strategy, for two different scenarios: with and without the VSL system. Results disclose the effectiveness of the VSL control strategy in improving road efficiency by reducing speed variance and increasing both average speed and volume of vehicles. Moreover, the VSL system has also proved to have environmental benefits, since it allows reducing fuel consumption.
    • Contents Note:
      Conference Acronym: EEEIC / I&CPS Europe
    • Author Affiliations:
      Laboratory for Advanced Experiments on Roads and Traffic Environments - Centre for Advanced Metrology Services, University of Naples “Federico II”,Naples,Italy
      University of Naples “Federico II”,Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,Naples,Italy
      University of Naples “Federico II”,Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering,Naples,Italy
    • ISBN:
      978-1-7281-7455-6
      978-1-7281-7453-2
    • Relation:
      2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe)
    • Accession Number:
      10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2020, IEEE
    • AMSID:
      9160560
    • Conference Acronym:
      EEEIC / I&CPS Europe
    • Date of Current Version:
      2020
    • Document Subtype:
      IEEE Conference
    • Notes:
      Conference Location: Madrid, Spain, Spain

      Conference Start Date: 9 June 2020

      Conference End Date: 12 June 2020
    • Accession Number:
      edseee.9160560
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DI COSTANZO, L. et al. Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference on, [s. l.], p. 1–6, 2020. DOI 10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.9160560. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Di Costanzo L, Coppola A, Pariota L, Petrillo A, Santini S, Bifulco GN. Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference on. June 2020:1-6. doi:10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560
    • APA:
      Di Costanzo, L., Coppola, A., Pariota, L., Petrillo, A., Santini, S., & Bifulco, G. N. (2020). Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference On, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Di Costanzo, Luca, Angelo Coppola, Luigi Pariota, Alberto Petrillo, Stefania Santini, and Gennaro Nicola Bifulco. 2020. “Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the City of Naples.” 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference On, June, 1–6. doi:10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560.
    • Harvard:
      Di Costanzo, L. et al. (2020) ‘Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples’, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1–6. doi: 10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Di Costanzo, L, Coppola, A, Pariota, L, Petrillo, A, Santini, S & Bifulco, GN 2020, ‘Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples’, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1–6, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Di Costanzo, Luca, et al. “Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the City of Naples.” 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference On, June 2020, pp. 1–6. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Di Costanzo, Luca, Angelo Coppola, Luigi Pariota, Alberto Petrillo, Stefania Santini, and Gennaro Nicola Bifulco. “Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the City of Naples.” 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference On, June 1, 2020, 1–6. doi:10.1109/EEEIC/ICPSEurope49358.2020.9160560.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Di Costanzo L, Coppola A, Pariota L, Petrillo A, Santini S, Bifulco GN. Variable Speed Limits System: A Simulation-Based Case Study in the city of Naples. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2020 IEEE International Conference on [Internet]. 2020 Jun 1 [cited 2020 Nov 24];1–6. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.9160560