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Online Optimal Control of Connected Vehicles for Efficient Traffic Flow at Merging Roads...

by Jackeline Rios Torres, Andreas Malikopoulos, Pierluigi Pisu
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Conference Paper
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Conference Name
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015
Conference Location
de Gran Canaria, Spain
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This paper addresses the problem of coordinating online connected vehicles at merging roads to achieve a smooth traffic flow without stop-and-go driving. We present a framework and a closed-form solution that optimize the acceleration profile of each vehicle in terms of fuel economy while avoiding collision with other vehicles at the merging zone. The proposed solution is validated through simulation and it is shown that coordination of connected vehicles can reduce significantly fuel consumption and travel time at merging roads.