At moderate to high traffic densities, road traffic exhibits an unstable behavior, resulting in decrease traffic efficiency. One of the phenomena that can be observed at these densities is the propagation of shock waves against the ﬂow of traffic, which seriously reduce the speed of vehicles. The Connect & Drive project aims to mitigate these shock waves by designing a cooperative adaptive cruise control system, based on the use of vehicle to vehicle communications. Besides increasing traffic efficiency, such a system could also increase traffic safety, and reduce emission of vehicles. The project considers aspects of traffic dynamics, control systems, human machine interaction, and communication systems in a multidisciplinary approach. Besides a model-based approach, to investigate e.g. scalability aspects, the pro ject will deliver a prototype system that will be tested with cars driving in a highway scenario. In this talk, I will highlight some of the problems tackled in the Connect & Drive pro ject, and outline ideas for solution. The focus of the presentation will be on vehicle-to-vehicle communication system aspects.
|Title of host publication||Third ERCIM Workshop on eMobility|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 27 May 2009|
|Event||3rd ERCIM Workshop On eMobility 2009 - Enschede, Netherlands|
Duration: 27 May 2009 → 28 May 2009
Conference number: 3
|Name||CTIT Workshop Proceedings|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente|
|Workshop||3rd ERCIM Workshop On eMobility 2009|
|Period||27/05/09 → 28/05/09|
Heijenk, G. (2009). Connect & Drive: On the use of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control to increase Traffic Stability and Efficiency. In Third ERCIM Workshop on eMobility (pp. 123). (CTIT Workshop Proceedings; No. WP 09-03). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).