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.
|Title of host publication||8th Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020, Helsinki|
|Subtitle of host publication||Rethinking Transport|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||8th Transport Research Arena: Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility - Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 27 Apr 2020 → 30 Apr 2020
|Conference||8th Transport Research Arena|
|Abbreviated title||TRA 2020|
|Period||27/04/20 → 30/04/20|
Bibliographical noteAbstract published in TRA 2020 book of abstracts, including a link to the TU Delft repository.
- autonomous vehicles
- highway autopilot