Utilization of Connectivity and Automation in Support of Transportation Agencies’ Decision Making (Project G3)

This project will identify, develop, and implement a suite of simulation models and methods for use in assessing the implications of the presence of connected vehicles (CV), automatous vehicles (AV), and connected automated vehicles (CAV) in the traffic stream and in evaluating the impacts of associated applications that use these technologies. The project will build on current national and international efforts including the on-going research conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). As such, the research will start with a comprehensive review and assessment of the literature and existing products on the subject including examining the products of the FHWA effort. Using the review and assessment as a basis, high priority CAV applications to be addressed in this project will be identified based on defined criteria and a framework and guidelines will be developed for the use of analysis, simulation, and modeling of CAV. The project will then develop procedures for calibrating and validating simulation models to ensure the proper use of these models in replicating emerging vehicle technologies and applications. The research team will also identify and develop utilities and extensions of existing models to allow the modeling of selected high priority modeling applications. The project will demonstrate the use of the project development to support agency decisions with regard to high priority CAV applications.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida International University

    10555 West Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    North Carolina State University

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695

    University of Florida Transportation Institute

    P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    1075 13th Street South
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    790 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30322
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hadi, Mohammed

  • Start Date: 20200101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220802
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01729955
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2020 5:07PM