Emergence of cooperation in congested road networks using ICT and future and emerging technologies: A game-based review

Ido Klein, Eran Ben-Elia

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Abstract

Information and communications technologies (ICT) and future and emerging technologies (FET) are expected to revolutionize transportation in the next generation. Travelers’ behavioral adaptation is a key to their success. We discuss the notion of managing traffic congestion by enhancing cooperation in road networks enabled with ICT and FET. Cooperation is an emergent social state related to the dynamics and complexity of road traffic and reinforced learning. Game theory and research in behavioral economics show that cooperation can be leveraged to efficiently solve social dilemmas similar to traffic congestion. We review the applicability of behavioral economics and game theory concepts to route, mode and departure time choice problems. Beyond advancing theory, research on cooperation in the context of transportation is still in its infancy. We discuss state-of-the-art methodologies and their weaknesses and review the unexplored opportunities inherent in game-based methodologies. A behavioral-technological research agenda for FET is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-28
Number of pages19
JournalTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Volume72
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Congestion
  • Cooperation
  • Future and emerging technologies
  • Game theory
  • Game-based model
  • ICT
  • Serious games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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