North Carolina Department of Transportation
Research & Innovation Summit – 2020

Microscopic Traffic Simulation with Transient Mixed Conventional and Autonomous Vehicle Models

Authors: Matthew Carroll, Elizabeth Owolabi, and Jinkun Lee
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As major automobile makers move toward converting their major production line into electric vehicles with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), we are interested in how current traffic networks will change with a traffic mix of conventional and autonomous vehicles. We use SimMobility for our microscopic traffic simulation where individual vehicle’s activity is determined by implementing its behavior model. In doing so, we develop a behavior model of autonomous vehicle to investigate the effect of mixed traffic flow.


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