Evaluating Deployability of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) to Form High-Performance Vehicle Streams

Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) is an enhancement to commercially available automotive adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems that enables them to operate at shorter headways, increasing traffic flow capacity and providing a smoothing of traffic flow dynamics. Work under this project will evaluate the specific effects of CACC and its effect on traffic flow smoothness and capacity so that its benefits to traffic operations can be estimated and its deployment feasibility can be assessed.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      Sacramento, CA  United States  95819
    • Project Managers:

      Siddiqui, Asfand

    • Performing Organizations:

      California PATH

      University of California
      Institute of Transportation Studies
      Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4698

      University of California, Berkeley

      Traffic Safety Center
      140 Warren Hall
      Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-7360
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shladover, Steven

    • Start Date: 20151101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01620493
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 10:52AM