Public Summary Month 4/2012

In the last two months of TRAFCON, experiments for comparing the TRAFCON traffic manager and the traffic manager currently used by E80 have been carried on. Experiments have been done in the arena using three AGVs and two different layouts. The experiments have shown that the TRAFCON strategy works better than the E80 one from two main points of view. First, using TRAFCON more missions per hour can be executed; in the worst case roughly the same number of missions achieved by the E80 strategy are executed. Second, it is completely automatic, while the E80 strategy requires a lot of rules to be introduced manually.