Assessment of multi-agent systems for intelligent transport systems

Assessment of multi-agent systems for intelligent transport systems

Flavien Balbo Emmanuel Adam René Mandiau 

Univ. Lyon, Mines Saint Etienne, CNRS, Laboratoire Hubert Curien UMR 5516

LAMIH CNRS UMR 8201 Université de Valenciennes 59300 Valenciennes cedex 9, France

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30 June 2016
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The use of new information and communication technologies has become a central solution to improve transport systems. What has led to which is called the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Societal challenges for ensuring their effective implementations are crucial both to respond to users needs, and to design sustainable transport systems. In this paper, we argue that multi-agent paradigm can address the needs of this domain. We introduce ITS, and we emphasize three main issues of ITS which are how to ensure its functionality, how to render it more "intelligent" despite constraints in scalability, and the ethical implications. Some selected research works are provided to illustrate these issues.


intelligent transport system (ITS), multi-agent system (MAS), road traffic, traveller information systems.

1. Introduction
2. Présentation du domaine
3. Les SMA comme support au fonctionnement d'un SII
4. Les SMA pour un passage a I'téchclle des STI
5. Les SMA pour la prise en compte des rixques et de I'éthique dans un STI
6. Conclusion

Les auteurs remercient les relecteurs anonymes pour leurs remarques constructives, qui ont permmis d’améliorer notre article.


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