“Connect & Drive” C&D C-ACC for Reducing Congestion Dynamics

This paper concentrates on a recently started project (Q4-2008), entitled, ”Connect & Drive” (C&D) defined in The Netherlands and subsidized by government funding. This project combines Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) techniques, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication to dampen congestion dynamics. This is termed ”Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control” (CACC). The use of this Advanced Driver Assistant (ADA) system will result in currently unforeseeable benefits on emissions and congestions, particularly since they are mutually enforcing mechanisms. The paper describes the Connect & Drive definition, motivation for this definition and some preliminary expected results on congestion damping. Furthermore, the underlying research and development work that is currently ongoing in The Netherlands within the framework of the Connect & Drive project is also briefly addressed throughout the paper.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01146564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2009 1:24PM