Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Safety During Merging and Lane Change and Impact on Traffic Flow

In this project, Dr. Ioannou plans to address safety and mobility associated with connected autonomous vehicles during merging and lane change maneuvers. In particular, he plans to develop: • A real time algorithm for calculating safe spacing for lane changes and merging • Protocol of negotiating the creation of safety spacing in the destination lane • Execution of the maneuver in time and space in a way that minimizes impact on traffic flow • Perform microscopic simulation experiments to assess impact on traffic flow and environment


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100,000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Project Managers:

    Brinkerhoff, Cort

    Soriano, Katrina

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ioanno, Petros

  • Start Date: 20190201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698467
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: METRANS Transportation Center
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2019 12:17PM