Cooperative Vehicle-Highway Automation (CVHA) Technology: Simulation of Benefits and Operational Issues

Traffic congestion costs an estimated one hundred billion dollars each year in the United States. To help manage driving in congested freeway environments, major automobile manufacturers are developing semi-autonomous Cooperative Vehicle-Highway Automation (CVHA) systems that keep pace with other vehicles and provide automated steering control to maintain lane position among other features. This study will utilize microscopic traffic simulation to model: (1) CVHA driving under different traffic conditions (2) CVHA driving under different operating parameters, such as minimum headway between vehicles, and (3) the interaction between non-CVHA vehicles and CVHA vehicles on the roadway. This research will provide state agencies with operational performance analysis of CVHA in different operating environments. This study focuses on developing the information necessary for State DOTs to make data-driven decisions regarding management of their current and next-generation infrastructure given the imminent introduction of CVHA technology; it also provides transparent analysis for state transportation officials to carefully evaluate the impacts of CVHA to their highway systems.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $210000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    NCTSPM 2013-029

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Florida Department of Transportation

    605 Suwannee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida International University

    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Room 3602
    Miami, FL  United States  33172

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hadi, Mohammed

    Guin, Angshuman

    Rodgers, Michael

  • Start Date: 20131101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150501
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36269

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640908
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC12, NCTSPM 2013-029
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 1:01AM