The US DOT ITS-JPO Professional Capacity Building Program (PCB) will hold the webinar “Connected Autonomous Vehicles on a Mixed Traffic Highway—Speed Harmonization, Capacity Analysis, and Lane Management” as part of its Talking Technology and Transportation (T3e) Webinar series.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Cost: All T3 and T3e webinars are free of charge
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Connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) technologies will be in the market in the near future. This requires that transportation systems are ready to operate in a mixed traffic environment where a portion of vehicles are CAVs and the remaining are human-driven vehicles. This presentation includes two topics. First, a CAV-based microscopic trajectory-smoothing concept is proposed to harmonize traffic and improve mobility and environmental impacts. The proposed algorithm can be used to prevent or mitigate traffic speed drops near highway bottlenecks. The second topic investigates how different features of CAVs and corresponding lane management policies can improve throughput capacity of mixed traffic. By the end of the presentation, the audience shall understand the basic concept of CAV-based traffic control as opposed to traditional infrastructure based control. They shall understand the rationale and principles for trajectory smoothing. They shall also know basic approaches to analyze mixed traffic capacity and to decide corresponding lane management strategies.