Authors: S Box Published: 26 Aug 2011


Could traffic light controlled junctions ever think for themselves? The Transportation Research Group (TRG) at the University of Southampton has been investigating the use of Artificial Intelligence in traffic control. While the analogy with human thought is still a bit of a stretch, Machine Learning techniques have been employed to develop junction controllers that can, in a real sense learn strategies for changing the traffic lights from a human expert and even learn improved strategies through experience, says this paper.
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