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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • California PATH Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies, Richmond Field Station, 1301 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Varaiya, P
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • 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