Impact of Automated Vehicles Using Eco-Cruise Control on the Traffic Flow

Authors

  • Balázs Németh
    Affiliation

    Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), H-1111 Budapest,
    13–17 Kende utca, Hungary

  • Péter Gáspár
    Affiliation

    Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), H-1111 Budapest,
    13–17 Kende utca, Hungary

  • Zsuzsanna Bede
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, 2 Stoczek utca, Hungary

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.18410

Abstract

The paper provides a detailed analysis of the impact of automated vehicles using eco-cruise control system on the traffic flow. The speed profiles of vehicles using eco-cruise control system generally differ from those of conventional human-driven vehicles. The characteristics of the traffic flow on macroscopic traffic level combine both automated and human-driven vehicles. In the simulation-based analysis the effects of traffic volume and the ratio of the automated vehicles are in the focus. Based on the results the analysis an extension of the eco-cruise control is also proposed, in which the balance between the traffic flow and transport efficiency is achieved.

Keywords:

eco-cruise control, speed profile, macroscopic simulation, traffic flow

Published Online

2021-12-20

How to Cite

Németh, B., Gáspár, P., Bede, Z. (2022) “Impact of Automated Vehicles Using Eco-Cruise Control on the Traffic Flow”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 50(1), pp. 1–10. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.18410

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