AN INVESTIGATION OF HIGHWAY AUTOMATION

A summary of research, conducted from March 1969 to September 1974, on two essential facets--individual vehicle control and network control--of an automated highway system is presented. The former involved analytical-to- full-scale studies of both vehicle lateral control and various elements of longitudinal control including steady- state operation, merging, maneuvering, and emergency operations. The latter involved computer simulation studies of a variety of networks, which embodied commonly used highway geometric configurations, and an evaluation of network performance for different demand conditions. This report, which is an updated version of a similar summary (EES 276-14) published in June 1973, has three appendices containing detailed results from the studies undertaken.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conducted in cooperation with FHWA. See also HRIS 126147, 126148, 126149 for three Appendices.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Engineering Experiment Station, 2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Fenton, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: EES 276A-15
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-20-74 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM