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The effect of IntelliDrive on the efficiency of highway transportation systems

TitleThe effect of IntelliDrive on the efficiency of highway transportation systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsNekoui M, Pishro-Nik H, Ni D
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicular Technology (IJVT)
Volume2011
Start Page1
Pagination1-11
Other NumbersArticle ID 653542
Abstract

Recently, the IntelliDrive initiative has been proposed by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to enhance on-road safety and efficiency. In this study, we provide a mathematical framework which predicts the effect of such technologies on the efficiency of multilane highway systems prior to their real-life deployment. Our study shall encompass mixed traffic conditions in which a variety of assisted, automated and unequipped vehicles coexist. We show that intervehicular communications improves the flow of vehicles by reducing the perception-reaction (P-R) times of drivers and, in some cases, allowing for more efficient lane-changing operations. As we shall see, unlike the latter, the former effect of IntelliDrive on driver P-R time is always there, regardless of the specific traffic conditions.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/653542
DOI10.1155/2011/653542