Cyber-physical smart traffic light system

Dietmar P.F. Möller, Aline Xavier Fidencio, Eduardo Cota, Isabell Alexandra Jehle, Hamid Vakilzadian

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12 Scopus citations


This paper introduces an international student project on a cyber-physical systems application with an area of concentration in smart traffic light systems. A smart traffic light takes into account the natural flow of traffic which results in a certain traffic rhythm. With this in mind, the smart traffic light control system as part of a cyber-physical system will have an important impact on the quality of urban living in cities. Therefore, the smart traffic light project also focuses on the requirements for using sensors, actuators, and communication technologies to calculate the arrival time of vehicles at a traffic light at a road intersection by monitoring the actual speed of the vehicles. Based on this calculation, it is assumed that the vehicles will arrive on time at the traffic light when it has changed from its red phase to the green phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479988020
StatePublished - Jun 10 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2015 - Dekalb, United States
Duration: May 21 2015May 23 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
ISSN (Print)2154-0357
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0373


OtherIEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensor Networks
  • Smart System
  • Traffic Light Control System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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