PRECURSOR SYSTEMS ANALYSES OF AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. ACTIVITY AREA J: ENTRY/EXIT IMPLEMENTATION
This is the final report of a study of the following issues in the implementation of entry and exit in an Automated Highway System (AHS): Strategies for merging and leaving the AHS lane via the transition lane and via dedicated ramps; Communication protocols for coordinating entry and exit maneuvers, and lateral and longitudinal control laws for those maneuvers; Alternative ramp configurations; Queue lengths at entry and exit; Transfer of control between human driver and automatic control system; Safety; Length of transition lane; and Disruption of AHS lane flow.
- California PATH Program.
University of California, BerkeleyInstitute of Transportation Studies, Richmond Field Station, 1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA United States 94804
Federal Highway AdministrationTurner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA United States 22101
- Varaiya, P
- Publication Date: 1995-4
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated highway systems; Control systems; Highway safety; Implementation; Maneuvering; Queuing; Ramps; Speed change lanes; Traffic flow; Transfer functions
- Old TRIS Terms: Control transfer; Entry/exit; Precursor systems; Transition lanes
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Research; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00722529
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Resource Materials, FHWA-RD-95-044, Final Report
- Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00199
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 13 1996 12:00AM