Design of urban landscape and road networks to accommodate CAVs - Phase 2

Recent developments in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) entails the need for developing new urban landscape and road network design guidelines to accommodate the transition to full adoption of CAVs in the future. This study will construct various urban landscape and road network designs developed in Phase I of the project in an interactive driving simulator environment to understand how drivers of CAVs and human- driven vehicles (HDVs) interact with other vehicles and the urban environment in these designs. We will evaluate the efficiency, safety and comfort levels of these designs from driver perspectives based on their behavior, psychological response through physiological factors (such as brain electrical activity and heart rate) and self-reported response to stated preference surveys. In addition, we will also evaluate the impacts of different urban landscape and road network designs, and other contributing factors on the adoption of CAVs. The results and insights will be used to develop urban landscape and road network design guidelines in a CAV environment, and design policies to influence CAV adoption speed through implementing various urban landscape and road network designs.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $Total: $105,141 ($43,859 Purdue) ($61,282 CCAT)
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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
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Performing Organizations:

    Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

    550 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Principal Investigators:

    Peeta, Srinivas

  • Start Date: 20180101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666041
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747105
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2018 2:50PM