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Demo: Freeway Merge Assistance System using DSRC...

by Md Salman Ahmed, Mohammad Hoque, Jackeline Rios Torres, Asad Khattak
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services
Publication Date
Page Numbers
83 to 84
Conference Name
2nd ACM International Workshop on Connected and Automated Vehicle Mobility
Conference Location
Snowbird, Utah, United States of America
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This paper presents the development of a novel decentralized freeway merge assistance system using the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology. The system provides visual advisories on a Google map through a smart phone application. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first implementation of a DSRC-based freeway merging assistance system-integrated with smart phone application via Bluetooth--that has been tested in real-world on an interstate highway in an uncontrolled environment. Results from field operational tests indicate that this system can successfully advise drivers towards a collaborative and smooth merging experience on typical "Diamond" interchanges.