The accomplishments to date on the development of automatic vehicle control (AVC) technology in the Program on Advanced Technology for the Highway are summarized. The basic prqfiiples and assumptions underlying the PATH work are identified, 'followed by explanations of the work on automating vehicle lateral (steering) and longitudinal (spacing and speed)… (More)
Merge junctions and intersections are the principal capacity limiters and sources of delay in automated guideway transit (AGT) networks. The capacity and delay performance of the merge junctions must be thoroughly understood before an AGT network can be designed. This paper describes the modeling and event-structured Monte Carlo simulation of a single merge… (More)
nd order METANET model with density (or occupancy) and mean speed as the state variables. Simulations are conducted in Matlab with several performance measures to evaluate the control strategy quantitatively.
—Vehicle automation has been one of the fundamental applications within the field of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) since the start of ITS research in the mid-1980s. For most of this time, it has been generally viewed as a futuristic concept that is not close to being ready for deployment. However, recent development of " self-driving " cars and… (More)