Eco-friendly Cooperative Traffic Optimization at Signalized Intersections

Surface transportation systems (e.g., arterial roadways with signalized intersections) are inherently inefficient, particularly at higher traffic volumes. In general, both the infrastructure (e.g., traffic signal) and the vehicles operate independently, with little coordination. Recent research from the research team has shown that implementing strategies that take advantage of infrastructure-to-vehicle communication can improve overall mobility and reduce environmental impacts (e.g., an Eco-Approach and Departure (EAD) application that takes advantage of signal phase and timing information). In this proposed research, the research team will build on past research to develop new cooperative traffic operation methods, methods that take advantage of not only infrastructure-to-vehicle communications, but also vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. In this effort, the investigators will integrate dynamic traffic signalization algorithms together with EAD algorithms to achieve improved traffic efficiency. This research will be carried out in simulation, followed by hardware-in-the-loop testing using a real-world instrumented vehicle and a traffic signal controller interacting with a microscale traffic simulator. It is expected that the results from this project will be applicable to real-world scenarios in the next three years.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $106434
  • Contract Numbers:

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Riverside

    Center for Environmental Research and Technology
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Riverside

    1084 Columbia Ave.
    Riverside, CA  United States  92507
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hao, Peng

    Barth, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20200701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01747476
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2020 2:28PM