Intelligent Vehicle Highway System Safety: Multiple Collisions in Automated Highway Systems

In this report, a comparison is drawn between the casualty rates per failure on an automated highway system (AHS) according to the longitudinal control configuration used. The comparison is drawn between closed-spaced platooning, vehicle following of the types used in Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC) and Cooperative Intelligent Cruise Control, and a point-following configuration (PFC). The model used permits evaluation of the consequences of a failure allowing for the multiple collisions that usually ensue.

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    • Publication Date: 1995 California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Berkeley CA
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    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Hitchcock, Anthony
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 25 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00796668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-95-10
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2000 12:00AM