Improving Compatibility of Truck Platooning with Existing Infrastructure via Development of Dynamic Operational Rules on Highway Networks

Truck platooning presents a promising solution for reducing fuel consumption and emissions while enhancing freight transport capacity. However, the adaptivity of this technology to diverse roadway infrastructure remains a critical research need. In Wyoming, where freight transport is vital to the economy, determining how to manage truck platooning operations on existing highway networks is essential for infrastructure owner operators. This project aims to address the needs by designing and prototyping a dynamic truck platooning regulatory system. Two key algorithms will be developed: one for selecting compatible highway segments for platooning based on various roadway criteria, and another for dynamically determining operational rules for truck platoons considering real-time data such as weather and traffic conditions. These algorithms will form the basis of a comprehensive regulatory system aimed at ensuring safe and efficient truck platooning operations. Using Wyoming's roadway, traffic, and weather data, the system will be simulated and evaluated to assess its effectiveness in achieving safety, operational, and environmental objectives. By providing insights into the compatibility of truck platooning with existing highway networks and offering a dynamic regulatory framework, this project aims to pave the way for the widespread deployment of truck platooning technology while maximizing its benefits.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $153370
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3552348308

  • 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:

    Center for Transformative Infrastructure Preservation and Sustainability

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Song, Yu

  • Start Date: 20240607
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260606
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: CTIPS-016

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01923131
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transformative Infrastructure Preservation and Sustainability
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348308
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2024 9:31AM