Impact of Automated Highway Autopilot on the Average Network Travel Times and Total Distance Travelled

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Abstract

Allowing Level 4 Automated Vehicles (AVs) to drive on highways could potentially have an impact on the road network performance. Although it might probably take a while before AVs are on the road, National Road Authorities (NRAs) are already concerned about understanding what changes would be required on their current infrastructure to make it ready for AVs. In this study, we simulate part of the highway network in the Netherlands, the region of Rotterdam The Hague, to investigate the impact of AVs on the network performance in terms of network travel times and distances travelled. Results allow us to conclude that 50% AVs (Level 4) result in an increase in distance travelled on highways but a decrease in the total network travel times and corresponding delays.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020, Helsinki
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Transport
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th Transport Research Arena: Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility - Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
https://traconference.eu/

Conference

Conference8th Transport Research Arena
Abbreviated titleTRA 2020
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period27/04/2030/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • autonomous vehicles
  • highway autopilot
  • OmniTRANS
  • NRA

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