Model-based assessment of the impact of driver-assist vehicles using kinetic theory

  title={Model-based assessment of the impact of driver-assist vehicles using kinetic theory},
  author={Benedetto Piccoli and Andrea Tosin and Mattia Zanella},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
In this paper we consider a kinetic description of follow-the-leader traffic models, which we use to study the effect of vehicle-wise driver-assist control strategies at various scales, from that of the local traffic up to that of the macroscopic stream of vehicles. We provide a theoretical evidence of the fact that some typical control strategies, such as the alignment of the speeds and the optimisation of the time headways, impact on the local traffic features (for instance, the speed and… 
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