An adaptive signal control system in Toronto, Canada increased traffic flow speeds by 3 to 16 percent.
Measurable efficiency benefits were reported during the following project.
Deployment of a SCOOT Signal System in Toronto
SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimization Technique) was an adaptive signal control system that quickly updated signal timings to meet the needs of changing traffic volumes and patterns. Toronto conducted a demonstration project to compare SCOOT to fixed (i.e., predetermined) signal timing control plans and found the adaptive signal control system increased traffic flow speeds by 3 to 16 percent.
ITS Technology Meeting Municipal Needs - The Toronto Experience
Author: Greenough and Kelman
Published By: Paper presented at the 6th World Congress Conference on ITS. Toronto, Canada
Source Date: 8-12 November 1999
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traffic signals, adaptive signals