Control of Heavy-Duty Trucks: Environmental and Fuel Economy Considerations

This report examines the effect that heavy-duty trucks equipped with different Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems have on the environment and traffic flow. The sluggish dynamics that manual or adaptive cruise control trucks exhibit because of their limited acceleration capabilities, ultimately help to filter speed disturbances caused by leading vehicles, thus leading to beneficial effects on the environment and traffic flow. This response may, however, lead to higher travel times in certain situations as well as invite cut-ins from neighboring lanes causing additional disturbances. This study presents a new ACC design that is shown to reduce some of the negative effects of trucks in mixed traffic.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2004-15
  • Contract Numbers: TO 4203
  • Created Date: May 3 2007 6:03PM