ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL : WHAT CAN THE NETWORK OPERATOR EXPECT?

This paper focuses on the potential impact of adaptive cruise control (ACC) on network efficiency, safety, the environment and driver behavior. The social, legal, and human factors issues are also studied. It brings together the results from a series of studies which have examined the impact of ACC, and offers a new approach to assessing ACC. A basic state-of-the-art review of current ACC capabilities is first presented. Instrumented Vehicle measuring real driver following behavior is discussed. Simulation is used to determine changes in following behavior. Operating boundaries for ACC and the potential for ACC to modify current network capacity are described. The study suggests that ACC has limited operating capabilities during peak traffic but is able to deliver significant environmental improvements during off peak periods. The paper concludes with an examination of the potential interactions between ACC equipped vehicles and current fixed infrastructure applications such as variable speed limits.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 67-77

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00799474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM