Agent-based traffic management systems can use the autonomy, mobility, and adaptability of mobile agents to deal with dynamic traffic environments. Cloud computing can help such systems cope with the large amounts of storage and computing resources required to use traffic strategy agents and mass transport data effectively. This article reviews the history of the development of traffic control and management systems within the evolving computing paradigm and shows the state of traffic control and management systems based on mobile multi agent technology. Intelligent transportation clouds could provide services such as decision support, a standard development environment for traffic management strategies, and so on.
With mobile agent technology, an urban-traffic management system based on Agent-Based Distributed and Adaptive Platforms for Transportation Systems (Adapts) is both feasible and effective. However, the large-scale use of mobile agents will lead to the emergence of a complex, powerful organization layer that requires enormous computing and power resources. To deal with this problem, we propose a prototype urban-traffic management system using intelligent traffic clouds.
Agent-based computing and mobile agents were proposed to handle this vexing problem. Only requiring a runtime environment, mobile agents can run computations near data to improve performance by reducing communication time and costs. This computing paradigm soon drew much attention in the transportation field. From multi agent systems and agent structure to ways of negotiating between agents to control agent strategies, all these fields have had varying degrees of success.
Cloud computing provides on demand computing capacity to individuals and businesses in the form of heterogeneous and autonomous services. With cloud computing, users do not need to understand the details of the infrastructure in the “clouds;” they need only know what resources they need and how to obtain appropriate services, which shields the computational complexity of providing the required services.
- Agent-Based Traffic Management Systems
- Intelligent traffic Module
- Traffic-strategy agent Module
- Intelligent Traffic Clouds Storage