Control strategies for road risk mitigation in kinetic traffic modelling

Andrea Tosin, Mattia Zanella.

Invited Paper 15th CTS IFAC Conference, preprint arXiv.

In this paper we present a Boltzmann-type kinetic approach to the modelling of road traffic, which includes control strategies at the level of microscopic binary interactions aimed at the mitigation of speed-dependent road risk factors. Such a description is meant to mimic a system of driver-assist vehicles, which by responding locally to the actions of their drivers can impact on the large-scale traffic dynamics, including those related to the collective road risk and safety.