Exploitation of ACC systems towards improved traffic flow efficiency on motorways

Anastasia Spiliopoulou, Georgia Perraki, Markos Papageorgiou, Claudio Roncoli

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Abstract

This study presents an ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control)-based traffic control strategy which aims to adapt in real time the driving behavior of ACC-equipped vehicles to the prevailing traffic conditions so that the motorway traffic flow efficiency is improved. The potential benefits obtained by applying the proposed control concept are demonstrated for different ACC penetration rates by use of validated microscopic simulation applied to a real motorway stretch where recurrent traffic congestion is created due to an on-ramp bottleneck. The simulation results demonstrate that, even for low penetration rates of ACC vehicles, the proposed control concept improves the average vehicle delay and fuel consumption by reducing the space-time extent of congestion compared to the case of only manually driven or regular ACC vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages37-43
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509064847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems - Naples, Italy
Duration: 26 Jun 201728 Jun 2017
Conference number: 5

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Abbreviated titleMT-ITS
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period26/06/201728/06/2017

Keywords

  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • microscopic simulation
  • motorway traffic control

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