Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, 2007. ITSC 2007. IEEE pages:87-93
ITSC edition:10 location:Seattle, USA date:Sept. 30 2007-Oct. 3 2007
This paper presents an agent-based approach, called delegate multi-agent systems, for anticipatory vehicle
routing to avoid trafﬁc congestion. In this approach, individual vehicles are represented by agents, which themselves issue light-weight agents that explore alternative routes in the environment on behalf of the vehicles. Based on the evaluation of the alternatives, the vehicles then issue light-weight agents for allocating road segments, spreading the vehicles’ intentions and coordinating their behavior. To evaluate the approach, we have developed an initial prototype application. Test results indicate that delegate multi-agent systems are a promising approach for anticipatory vehicle routing.