Filtering and Prediction Algorithms for Urban Traffic Control Systems
Date: July 18 - July 24, 1976
There is evidence that the algorithms for estimating traffic flows from sensor data need to be improved before computer controlled traffic responsive urban traffic control systems can reach their full potential effectiveness. A large part of the problem appears to be that the data from traffic sensors is,in the statistical jargon, a marked point process. It is only very recently that the theoretical techniques for estimation based on point process data have reached the sophistication needed for traffic problems. Thus, this paper describes and illustrates the way in which these techniques are being applied to the design of algorithms for filtering and prediction of urban traffic flows.