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981943

08/11/1998

Event
Future Transportation Technology Conference & Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
The advance in research and development will make the deployment of automated vehicles a reality in the near future. At the initial stage, semi-automated vehicles with the capability to follow each other automatically in the same lane will coexist with manually driven vehicles on the same roadway system. A number of safety and human factor issues need to be resolved before such mixing becomes possible. In this paper we analyze the effect of mixing on capacity and stability of vehicle following. We found that capacity may not always increase with the percentage of semi-automated vehicles because the intervehicle spacing has to account for driver reaction times during stopping. Semi-automated vehicles will attenuate the “slinky effects” without affecting the total travel time.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/981943
Pages
14
Citation
Bose, A., and Ioannou, P., "Issues and Analysis of Mixed Semi-Automated/Manual Traffic 1," SAE Technical Paper 981943, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/981943.
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Published
Aug 11, 1998
Product Code
981943
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English