Description

This study aims to leverage advances in connected automated vehicle (CAV) technology to design an eco-driving and platooning system that can improve the fuel and operational efficiency of vehicles during freeway driving. Following a two-stage control logic, the proposed algorithm optimizes CAVs’ trajectories with three objectives: travel time minimization, fuel consumption minimization, and traffic safety improvement. The first stage, designed for CAV trajectory planning, is carried out with two optimization models. The second stage, for real-time control purposes, is developed to ensure the operational safety of CAVs. Based on extensive numerical simulations, the results have confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed framework both in mitigating freeway congestion and in reducing vehicles’ fuel consumption.

Publication Date

8-2020

Publication Type

Report

Topic

Miscellaneous Transportation Topics

Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.31979/mti.2020.1924

MTI Project

1924

Keywords

connected automated vehicle

Disciplines

Transportation Engineering

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