Area Coverage Provided by Vehicle to Vehicle Communication in an Urban Network

Connected Vehicle research has emerged as one of the highest priorities in the transportation field. The information obtained from Connected Vehicles has the potential of providing local and area-wide traffic management solutions which is desperately needed in most large urban areas. The reliability and the frequency of this transmitted information have to be addressed to ensure that the users can properly utilize this information to solve traffic management issues. This research investigates the area covered in space and in time by Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication in an urban network based on different market penetration rates of equipped vehicles and wireless communication coverage distances. This research will give the analyst the ability to assess the coverage level and the frequency of the information obtained from the equipped vehicles for different penetration scenarios, and determines the utility of the investment for different vehicle systems deployment levels. So, these study findings will be useful for making decisions about investments in cooperative vehicles in relation to the expected increase in traffic efficiency.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $100000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
      100 Cheatham Hall Mail Code 0321
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hobeika, Antoine

    • Start Date: 20130826
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140814
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35533

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01495328
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03, VT-2013-02
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Oct 11 2013 1:00AM