Influential Subpaces of Connected Vehicles in Highway Traffic

This work introduces the novel concept of an influential subspace, with focus on its application to highway traffic containing connected vehicles. In this context, an influential subspace of a connected vehicle is defined as the region of a highway where the connected vehicle has the ability to positively influence the macrostate (i.e., the traffic jam), so as to dissipate it within a specified time interval. Analytical expressions for the influential subspace are derived using the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards (LWR) theory of traffic flow. Included results describe the span of the influential subspace for specific traffic flow conditions and prespecified driving algorithms of the connected vehicles.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 151-160
  • Monograph Title: Celebrating 50 Years of Traffic Flow Theory: A Symposium. August 11-13, 2014, Portland, Oregon
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  • Accession Number: 01604707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2016 10:35AM