Environmentally Friendly Traffic Management System Using Integrated Road-Vehicle Systems

This paper investigates the use of integrated road-vehicle systems to support environmental objectives. The authors present a new simulation framework that can be used to assess the impacts of the system on the environment. Using cooperative systems, vehicles and road infrastructures can communicate with each other so as to increase road safety and efficiency. Moreover, cooperative systems can be used to make transport more environmentally friendly by reducing traffic emissions and improving air quality. The authors propose a number of applications of integrated road-vehicle systems for environmental objectives. For example, traffic lights, by having information about the number of vehicles, average emission per vehicle and average speed, can assess the emission level and influence traffic flow accordingly. In the case of high emission levels, traffic lights will aim to reduce stops, delay and traffic dynamics (acceleration and deceleration) at intersections. The system will be demonstrated in a test site using a test vehicle equipped with a driver support system. This project is connected to the Dutch test site for an integrated road-vehicle system which is being developed for the CVIS and SAFESPOT European project.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01141999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2009 7:09AM