Microscopic simulation-based validation of a per-lane traffic state estimation scheme for highways with connected vehicles

This study presents a thorough microscopic simulation investigation of a recently developed model-based approach for per-lane density estimation, as well as on-ramp and off-ramp flow estimation, for highways in the presence of connected vehicles. The estimation methodology is mainly based on the assumption that a certain percentage of vehicles is equipped with Vehicle Automation and Communication Systems (VACS), which provide the necessary measurements used by the estimator, namely vehicle speed and position measurements. In addition, a minimum number of conventional flow detectors is needed. In the investigation, a calibrated and validated, with real data, microscopic multi-lane model is employed, which concerns a stretch of motorway A20 from Rotterdam to Gouda in the Netherlands. It is demonstrated that the proposed methodology provides satisfactory estimation performance even for low penetration rates of connected vehicles, while it is also shown that the method is little sensitive to the parameters (two in total) of the model utilized by the estimator.


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  • Accession Number: 01661085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 5 2018 11:31AM