Connected-Vehicle Traffic Signal System Modeling Platform

This project aims to design and develop a connected vehicle modeling platform to model the operations of traffic signal system in a connected-vehicle environment. The proposed modeling platform has two components. The first is driver simulator with connected vehicle testing capabilities in which Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) messages are communicated from the simulator to the driver through a communication interface. This will allow researchers to test driver response to Spat messages and provide a full assessment of their potential benefits. It will also allow for the testing of different human-infrastructure interfaces in the highly automated connected-vehicle environment. The second modeling component is a connected-vehicle hardware-in-the-loop microscopic simulation model. In the proposed model from the VISSIM simulation model, will be transformed to a virtual Road Side Unit (RSU) through a Basic Safety Message (BSM) interface. The virtual RSU will transfer the BSM data to a signal timing optimizer processor that is connected to an actual traffic controller.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $100000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University of Idaho, Moscow

      Department of Civil Engineering
      P.O. Box 441022
      Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022
    • Start Date: 20190916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01723933
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 27 2019 6:32PM