Traffic Optimization for Signalized Corridors (TOSCo) Phase 1 Project Traffic-level Simulation and Performance Analysis Report

This report presents the methodology and results of computer simulation activities supporting the development of the Traffic Optimization for Signalized Corridors (TOSCo) system, especially the infrastructure-based algorithms. The research team also used computer simulation to evaluate the effectiveness and potential mobility and environmental benefits that could be generated through the application of the TOSCo system in both low-and high-speed corridor environments. The specific objectives of the performance analysis were to quantify the potential mobility and environmental benefits of the TOSCo system in a variety of settings and with different strategies as described here: (1) Different operating environments: a low-speed corridor (Plymouth Rd., Michigan) and a high-speed corridor (SH 105, Texas); (2) Different penetration rates of vehicles equipped with TOSCo functionality; (3) Different connected-vehicle (CV) market penetration rates. This report assumes the use of Dedicated Short-range Communications (DSRC), but other low-latency technologies could be used; (4) Different infrastructure algorithms to estimate queues using information from : a basic safety message (BSM), loop-detector approach on the low-speed corridor, and a radar-based detector approach on the high-speed corridor; and (5) Different traffic control strategies: fixed-time control and coordinated actuated signal control.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Crash Avoidance Metrics Partners LLC

    Farmington Hills, MI  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Feng, Yiheng
    • Florence, David
    • Balke, Kevin
    • LeBlanc, David
    • Wu, Guoyuan
    • Adla, Rawa
    • Guenther, Hendrik-Joern
    • Hussain, Shah
    • Moradi-Pari, Ehsan
    • Naes, Tyler
    • Probert, Neal
    • Kumar, Vivek Vijaya
    • Williams, Richard
    • Yoshida, Hiroyuki
    • Yumak, Tuncer
    • Deering, Richard
    • Goudy, Roy
  • Publication Date: 2019-6-28


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 180p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01753702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-JPO-20-789
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH6114H00002
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2020 11:07AM