Evaluation of the ACC Vehicles in Mixed Traffic: Lane Change Effects and Sensitivity Analysis

In this report the authors examine the effect of lane changes on the benefits of adaptive cruise control (ACC). Using theory, simulations and experiments it is demonstrated that during lane changes, the smoothness of the ACC vehicle response attenuates the disturbances introduced by the cut -in or exiting vehicle in a way that is beneficial to the environment when compared with similar situations where the ACC vehicle is absent. The higher number of possible cut-ins that may be present due to the higher gaps created during high accelerations maneuvers by the vehicle in front of the ACC vehicle will not take away the benefits shown in the absence of such cut -ins when compared with the situation of similar maneuvers but with no cut-ins in the case of 100% manually driven vehicles.

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    McLaughlin Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Research, P.O. Box 942873
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94273-0001

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648
  • Authors:
    • Ioannou, Photios G
    • Stefanovic, M
  • Publication Date: 2003-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 31p
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  • Accession Number: 01443115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2003-3
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2012 1:05AM