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Title: Evaluating the driving behavior of autonomous vehicles and human driver vehicles in mixed driver environments at a signalized intersection
With the rapid development of smart cities, interest in vehicle automation continues growing. Autonomous vehicles are becoming more and more popular among people and are considered to be the future of ground transportation. Autonomous vehicles, either with adaptive cruise control (ACC) or cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC), provide many possibilities for smart transportation in a smart city. However, traditional vehicles and autonomous vehicles will have to share the same road systems until autonomous vehicles fully penetrate the market over the next few decades, which leads to conflicts because of the inconsistency of human drivers. In this paper, the performance of autonomous vehicles with ACC/CACC and traditional vehicles in mixed driver environments, at a signalized intersection, were evaluated using the micro-simulator VISSIM. In the simulation, the vehicles controlled by the ACC/CACC and Wiedemann 99 (W99) model represent the behavior of autonomous vehicles and human driver vehicles, respectively. For these two different driver environments, four different transport modes were comprehensively investigated: full light duty cars, full trucks, full motorcycles, and mixed conditions. In addition, ten different seed numbers were applied to each model to avoid coincidence. To evaluate the driving behavior of the human drivers and autonomous vehicles, this paper will compare the total number of stops, average velocity, and vehicle delay of each model at the signalized traffic intersection based on a real road intersection in Minnesota.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
2224135 1953102
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Zonta, Daniele; Su, Zhongqing; Glisic, Branko
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Proceedings Volume 12046, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2022
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Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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