Development of Multimodal Traffic Signal Control

This study will develop a novel multi-modal traffic signal control system that integrates connected and automated vehicle (CAV) applications. Multi-Modal Intelligent Transportation Signal Systems (MMITSS) have been prioritized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to make surface transportation safer, smarter and greener by using wireless technology capabilities. Previous MMITSS studies found multiple challenges with the MMITSS simulation model. Due to the complexity of the simulation components, several limitations were observed including computational challenges with a large number of CVs, a coordinated section of signals; the combination of I-SIG and other priority applications. The proposed study will develop an integrated CV simulation environment that combines a communication network simulator with a microscopic traffic simulation software. The integrated CV simulation platform will enhance these computational limitations and provide a realistic simulation results. The proposed simulation will build on the recently developed Northern Virginia CV Testbed.


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    • Status: Proposed
    • Funding: $300000
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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

      U.S. Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Urban Mobility & Equity Center

      Morgan State University
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
      3500 Transportation Research Plaza
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rakha, Hesham

      Kyoungho, Ahn

    • Start Date: 20170601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01635141
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Urban Mobility & Equity Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A43551747123
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 24 2017 10:20AM