Machine Learning-Based Cooperative Vehicle and Traffic Control

Traffic in modern urban road networks is monitored by a variety of sensors such as loop detectors, traffic cameras, or even V2X-based solutions. Real-time traffic information and predictions of future events can be effectively used to control traffic lights in a way that minimizes queues at intersections, increases intersection throughput, and thus reduces congestion in the city. Machine learning-based traffic optimization aims to enable the traffic management system to recognize different traffic conditions and intervene effectively. Reinforcement learning can be used not only to control traffic lights but also to implement self-driving functions in vehicles or to change traffic rules dynamically.

Our research focuses on the highest (level 5) self-driving methods, which enable fully autonomous driving without human supervision. Our main goals are to use data streams from different sensors for machine learning-based traffic and vehicle control and to develop new cooperative self-driving methods.

Research areas:

  • Cooperative autonomous vehicle control in urban environments
  • Self-driving methods, which enable fully autonomous driving without human supervision
  • Reinforcement learning-based road infrastructure management methods
  • Traffic light control using multi-agent reinforcement learning



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  • Péter Pálos, Árpád Huszák, ” Comparison of Q-Learning based Traffic Light Control Methods and Objective Functions,” 2020 International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), Split, Hvar, Croatia, 17-19 Sept. 2020