Goals / Ideas of the Project Organic Traffic Control (OTC)
The project Organic Traffic Control (OTC) focuses on the realization of a technically usable organic system, namely the decentralized control of road traffic. Within the project, an architecture for learning traffic light controllers is being developed. Such a learning traffic light controller quickly reacts to changing traffic demands at the controlled node by adapting the timing of the traffic lights. A learning capability allows an autonomous reaction to unforeseen traffic situations. A network of these adaptive learning traffic light controllers is being implemented in a simulated city environment to study the possibilities and limitations of decentralized (traffic) control systems.