Connect & Drive: On the use of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control to increase Traffic Stability and Efficiency

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThird ERCIM Workshop on eMobility
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-90-365-2846-7
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2009
    Event3rd ERCIM Workshop On eMobility 2009 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 May 200928 May 2009
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente
    NumberWP 09-03
    ISSN (Print)1574-0846
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672


    Workshop3rd ERCIM Workshop On eMobility 2009
    Internet address


    • EWI-17096
    • METIS-264287

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