Utilization of Connectivity and Automation in Support of Transportation Agencies’ Decision Making – Phase 2 (Project H6)

Advanced technology vehicles (ATV) including connected vehicles (CV), non-connected automated vehicles (AV), and connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies and applications promise transformative changes in transportation system performance. Transportation agencies need the capability to assess the planning, design, operations, and management implications of the presence of such vehicles with different levels of connectivity and automation on system performance. In addition, these agencies need to assess the impacts of these technologies so that they can deploy them, or seek to inform or leverage their deployment, such that they improve the performance of the transportation system. This capability is particularly critical in the transition phase where a mixture of CAV’s and human-driven vehicles are likely to interact for at least the next decade or two and where there is insufficient real-world data to adequately guide such decisions. For decades, transportation system analysts have used modeling tools to estimate and forecast system performance. However, the introduction of ATV requires significant updates and extensions to the existing tools and the development of a framework and guidance for the use of these tools. Researchers around the world are using simulation and developing new models to assess CAV impacts. Phase 1 of this project provided a framework, guidance and initial use cases to support agencies in using simulation to analyze the impacts of ATV, as part of their decision-making processes. The proposed Phase 2 of this project will build on the achievement of Phase 1 by applying the developed framework and guidance developed in Phase 1. Phase 2 will apply the framework developed to use cases around the southeast United States. The research team will identify suitable use cases and will continue the involvement with public and private agency stakeholders to facilitate the adoption of the developed methods.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $329692
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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:

      North Carolina State University, Raleigh

      Institute for Transportation Research and Education
      Campus Box 8601
      Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-8601

      Georgia Institute of Technology

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      790 Atlantic Drive
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30322

      University of Florida Transportation Institute

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

      Florida International University

      10555 West Flagler Street
      Miami, FL  United States  33174
    • Principal Investigators:

      Samandar, M

      Rouphail, Nagui

      Guin, Angshuman

      Hunter, Michael

      Elefteriadou, Lily

      Hadi, Mohammed

    • Start Date: 20220515
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01854180
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 10 2022 2:13PM