Improving traffic flow on motorways through individual driver advice: a social dilemma?

Malte Risto, Marieke Hendrikje Martens

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Connected Cruise Control (CCC) is an in-car driver support systems that aims to improve throughput in dense motorway traffic by advising drivers how to drive. The system is currently under development within a HTAS project. It will integrate lane advice, headway advice and speed advice. The advice that drivers receive does not always work in their individual benefit. However, collective action by a greater amount of CCC users can improve the traffic situation as a whole, resulting in reduced overall travel time. Therefore CCC runs the risk of creating a social dilemma (a give-some dilemma); A situation where individual road users contribute to a common good (that is traffic flow) while refraining from actions that would work in their individual benefit, but that on the other hand could pose a harm to traffic flow. We present the social dilemma underlying the adoption of CCC and discuss solutions to the dilemma.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the TRAIL-Beta Congress 2012, October 30-31, 2012, Rotterdam
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherTRAIL Research School
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2012
EventTRAIL-BETA Congress 2012: Mobility & Logistics - Science meets Practice - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Oct 201231 Oct 2012

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PublisherTRAIL Research School


ConferenceTRAIL-BETA Congress 2012


  • IR-101255
  • METIS-317890

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