Intelligent Intersection Management Systems Considering Autonomous Vehicles: A Systematic Literature Review
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Original versionIEEE Access. 2019, 7 91946-91965. 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2927412
Over the past several decades, the development of technologies and the production of autonomous vehicles have enhanced the need for intelligent intersection management systems. Subsequently, growing interest in studying the traffic management of autonomous vehicles at intersections has been evident, which indicates a critical need to conduct a systematic literature review on this topic. This paper offers a systematic review of the proposed methodologies for intelligent intersection management systems and presents the remaining research gaps and possible future research approaches. We consider both pure autonomous vehicle traffic and mixed traffic at four-way signalized and unsignalized intersection(s). We searched for articles published from 2008 to 2019, and identified 105 primary studies. We applied the thematic analysis method to analyze the extracted data, which led to the identification of four main classes of methodologies, namely rule-based, optimization, hybrid, and machine learning methods. We also compared how well the methods satisfy their goals, namely efficiency, safety, ecology, and passenger comfort. This analysis allowed us to determine the primary challenges of the presented methodologies and propose new approaches in this area.