The impacts of a communication based merging assistant on traffic flows of manual and equipped vehicles at an on-ramp using traffic flow simulation

R. Pueboobpaphan, F. Liu, Bart van Arem

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Abstract

This paper presents a decentralized merging assistant for mixed traffic situations aiming to increase traffic flow stability around the merging area by minimizing the conflict and limiting the changes in speed. The algorithm encourages early and smooth deceleration of the mainline vehicles upstream of the merging area in order to create gap for ramp vehicle. Simulation results show that the effectiveness of the merging assistant can be different depending on traffic conditions and compositions. A negative side effect that reduces the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is found and some ideas to solve this problem are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 19-22-2010 in Madeira Island, Portugal. (DVD)
EditorsA. Abadi, D. Bauer, I. Ben Dhaou e.a.
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages1468-1473
ISBN (Print)978-142447657-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2010
Event13th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2010 - Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
Duration: 19 Sep 201022 Sep 2010
Conference number: 13
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PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2153-0009

Conference

Conference13th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2010
Abbreviated titleITSC
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira Island
Period19/09/1022/09/10
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Flow simulation
Merging
Communication
Deceleration
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • IR-86454
  • METIS-266749

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Pueboobpaphan, R., Liu, F., & van Arem, B. (2010). The impacts of a communication based merging assistant on traffic flows of manual and equipped vehicles at an on-ramp using traffic flow simulation. In A. Abadi, D. Bauer, & I. Ben Dhaou e.a. (Eds.), 13th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 19-22-2010 in Madeira Island, Portugal. (DVD) (pp. 1468-1473). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2010.5625245
Pueboobpaphan, R. ; Liu, F. ; van Arem, Bart. / The impacts of a communication based merging assistant on traffic flows of manual and equipped vehicles at an on-ramp using traffic flow simulation. 13th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 19-22-2010 in Madeira Island, Portugal. (DVD). editor / A. Abadi ; D. Bauer ; I. Ben Dhaou e.a. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : IEEE, 2010. pp. 1468-1473
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The impacts of a communication based merging assistant on traffic flows of manual and equipped vehicles at an on-ramp using traffic flow simulation. / Pueboobpaphan, R.; Liu, F.; van Arem, Bart.

13th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 19-22-2010 in Madeira Island, Portugal. (DVD). ed. / A. Abadi; D. Bauer; I. Ben Dhaou e.a. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : IEEE, 2010. p. 1468-1473.

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Pueboobpaphan R, Liu F, van Arem B. The impacts of a communication based merging assistant on traffic flows of manual and equipped vehicles at an on-ramp using traffic flow simulation. In Abadi A, Bauer D, Ben Dhaou e.a. I, editors, 13th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 19-22-2010 in Madeira Island, Portugal. (DVD). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE. 2010. p. 1468-1473 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2010.5625245