The purpose of this paper is to develop an autonomous intelligent cruise control (AICC) system for automatic vehicle following, examine its effect on traffic flow and compare its performance with that of the human driver models. The AICC system developed is not cooperative, i.e., it does not exchange information with other vehicles and yet is free of oscillations and slinky-effects. The elimination of the slinky-effect is achieved by using a safety distance separation rule that is proportional to the vehicle velocity (constant time headway). The performance of the AICC system is found to be superior to that of the human driver models considered. It has a faster and better transient response that leads to a much smoother and faster traffic flow. Computer simulations and dynamic visualization tools are used to study the performance of the proposed AICC system and analyze vehicle following under manual and automatic control.


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  • Accession Number: 00626008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 5 1993 12:00AM