Lane-free Artificial-Fluid Concept for Vehicular Traffic

  title={Lane-free Artificial-Fluid Concept for Vehicular Traffic},
  author={Markos Papageorgiou and Kyriakos Simon Mountakis and Iasson Karafyllis and Ioannis Papamichail},
  journal={Proc. IEEE},
A novel paradigm for vehicular traffic in the era of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) is proposed, which includes two combined principles: lane-free traffic and vehicle nudging, whereby vehicles are "pushing" (from a distance, using communication or sensors) other vehicles in front of them. This traffic paradigm features several advantages, including: smoother and safer driving; increase of roadway capacity; and no need for the anisotropy restriction. The proposed concept provides, for… 

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