TO-14020: Lane Change/Merge Fundamental Research: Phase 1

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is developing concepts for using automated longitudinal control in several projects that explore the potential to improve mobility and safety. But while most research has explored automated longitudinal control in simple highway driving scenarios only, deployment will necessarily require that other traffic movements, such as lane changes, weaves, merges, and demerges, will be enabled. In addition, new operational concepts and technologies, e.g. driver lateral control while longitudinal control is automated, are necessary in order for mobility and safety benefits to be realized. The purpose of this project is to initiate foundational experimental research, based upon enabling technologies for automated operation and vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, in the area of Lane Change and Merging.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Other

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTFH61-12-D-00020

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Dailey, Daniel

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Science Applications International Corporation

    11251 Roger Bacon Drive
    Princeton, WA  United States  20190
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dailey, Daniel

    Anderson, Chris

  • Start Date: 20130701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151001
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01577152
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-12-D-00020
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2015 12:08PM