Traffic Flow Smoothing at scale

Daniel Work
Vanderbilt University

This talk will discuss modeling, simulation, and field demonstration advancements that are needed to control automated vehicles to stabilize traffic flow at scale. Prior work on a closed course established that automated vehicles can eliminate human-generated phantom traffic jams that seemingly occur without cause, reducing fuel consumption by up to 40%. The talk will describe the research challenges and progress towards demonstrating traffic flow smoothing with a fleet of connected and autonomous vehicles on the I-24 Smart Corridor in Tennessee, as part of the CIRCLES Consortium.

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