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

Rattaphol Pueboobpaphan, Fei 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 (ITSC)
Subtitle of host publicationSeptember 19-22 September 2010, Funchal, Portugal
EditorsA. Abadi, D. Bauer, I. Ben Dhaou
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages1468-1473
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7659-6, 978-1-4244-7658-9 (CD)
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
http://itsc2010.isr.uc.pt/site/

Publication series

NameInternational IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
PublisherIEEE
Volume2010
ISSN (Print)2153-0009
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0017

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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