Alexander Skabardonis, NTUA alumni and Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) gave a Lecture on May 31st, 2018, at 15:00, at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering (Railways Amphitheater) of NTUA titled: “Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs): Challenges and Opportunities for Traffic Operations”.
The deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) brings significant challenges and opportunities to the operation and management of highway facilities. This lecture presents work in progress on investigating the traffic flow characteristics of mixed stream of CAVs and human-driven vehicles at signalized intersections and freeways and obtaining estimates of capacities and delays through analysis and simulation. The role of CAVS in control and design strategies is explored (e.g., multimodal transit priority, dynamic lane allocation, eco-driving). We also discuss the modeling challenges because of the lack of field data on CAV operation and performance, the dependence of predictions on CAVs penetration rate, which will change over time, and the potential capacity decrease because of safety concerns.