Evaluation of Managed Lane Facilities in a Connected Vehicle Environment

The research team will evaluate the roadways with the 3 lane types (Connected Vehicle lanes, Managed Lanes, and general purpose lanes) and the impact of different Connected Vehicle (CV) market penetration rates by microsimulation experiments. The optimal weaving length will be suggested based on the simulation results and the suggested weaving length will be also utilized in the extended simulation experiments. A CV lane will be added (or re-classified) in the extended driving simulator scenarios, while drivers’ behavior at both weaving zones and the CV lane will be assessed during the experiments. Then, microsimulation experiments will be undertaken in order to evaluate the data collection strategies of CV, the feasibility of the CV lane, the traffic conditions of the 3 lane types and their transitions based on the microsimulation results.


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $98653
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    Department of Civil, Environmental & Contruction Engineering
    1280 Pegasus Drive, 442B Engineering II
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abdel-Aty, Mohamed

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200229
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661889
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2018 10:35AM