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Design of FPGA-based Traffic Light Controller System

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5 Author(s)
Sabri, M.F.M. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Univ. Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia ; Husin, M.H. ; Abidin, W.A.W.Z. ; Tay, K.M.
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This paper proposed a design of a modern FPGA-based Traffic Light Control (TLC) System to manage the road traffic. The approach is by controlling the access to areas shared among multiple intersections and allocating effective time between various users; during peak and off-peak hours. The implementation is based on real location in a city in Malaysia where the existing traffic light controller is a basic fixed-time method. This method is inefficient and almost always leads to traffic congestion during peak hours while drivers are given unnecessary waiting time during off-peak hours. The proposed design is a more universal and intelligent approach to the situation and has been implemented using FPGA. The system is implemented on ALTERA FLEX10K chip and simulation results are proven to be successful. Theoretically the waiting time for drivers during off-peak hours has been reduced further, therefore making the system better than the one being used at the moment. Future improvements include addition of other functions to the proposed design to suit various traffic conditions at different locations.

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Computer Science and Automation Engineering (CSAE), 2011 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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10-12 June 2011

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