Developing an Eco-Cooperative Cruise Control System for Electric Vehicles

The proposed research develops an Eco-Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control system (Eco-CACC) for electric vehicles (EVs) in the vicinity of signalized intersections and investigates the network level benefits of this system. The Eco-CACC system will provide real-time energy-efficient speeds to connected automated EVs to optimize their travel through signalized intersections, using Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) information received from traffic signal controllers and surrounding traffic information received from in-vehicle sensors. The proposed research extends the Eco-CACC system previously developed by the research team on conventional internal combustion (ICE) vehicles to EVs including battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The proposed research will start by developing a basic EV Eco-CACC system for a single intersection without considering queues. Thereafter, an advanced EV Eco-CACC system will be developed with the consideration of queue prediction and traffic signal timings from multi-intersections. The developed Eco-CACC system will be implemented and tested using the INTEGRATION microscopic simulation software considering different levels of market penetration rates, traffic conditions, signal timings, road grades and vehicle types. Lastly, a prediction model will be developed to forecast connected automated EV ownership, predict the adoption of the Eco-CACC system for EVs (and other types of vehicles - ICE, heavy duty vehicles). The predicted results will be used to estimate the nation-wide benefits of the proposed Eco-CACC system. It is anticipated that the proposed system will improve the mobility of EVs by reducing delays, energy consumption and emissions while traversing signalized intersections.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $140000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    U.S. Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Urban Mobility and Equity Center

    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    3112 Lee Building
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    208 Patton Hall
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cirillo, Cinzia

    Rakha, Hesham

    Chen, Hao

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200301
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684992
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Urban Mobility and Equity Center
  • Contract Numbers: Grant#69A43551747123
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2018 11:21AM