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Author Arnaout, Georges M
Title Exploring the effects of cooperative adaptive cruise control in mitigating traffic congestion
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Descript 124 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-08, Section: B, page: 4902
Adviser: Shannon Bowling
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Old Dominion University, 2011
The aim of this research is to examine the impact of CACC (Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control) equipped vehicles on traffic-flow characteristics of a multilane highway system. The research identifies how CACC vehicles affect the dynamics of traffic flow on a road network and demonstrates the potential benefits of reducing traffic congestion due to stop-and-go traffic conditions. An agent-based traffic simulation model is developed specifically to examine the effect of these intelligent vehicles on the traffic flow dynamics. Traffic performance metrics characterizing the evolution of traffic congestion throughout the road network, are analyzed. Different CACC penetration levels are studied
The positive impact of the CACC technology is demonstrated and shown that it has an impact of increasing the highway capacity and mitigating traffic congestions. This effect is sensitive to the market penetration and the traffic arrival rate. In addition, a progressive deployment strategy for CACC is proposed and validated
School code: 0418
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-08B
Subject Engineering, Industrial
Alt Author Old Dominion University
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