publication . Other literature type . 2003

Development of Vehicle Platoon Distribution Models and Simulation of Platoon Movements on Indiana Rural Corridors

Jiang, Yi; Li, Shou; Shamo, Daniel E.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Since the 1980s, traffic volumes have experienced a rapid growth of approximately 30% in Indiana. Traffic data indicates that more than 70% of vehicles travel in platoons on Indiana highway corridors in the vicinity of urban areas. At a rural highway intersection consisting of a major road with high traffic volume and a minor road with low traffic volume, it is very common that the green time cannot be used efficiently, especially when the vehicle detectors on the major road are imbedded close to the intersection. In Indiana, most of the traffic signal timing systems operate well. However, these systems do not allow for considering the presence of vehicle platoo...
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free text keywords: Vehicle Platoon, Traffic Control, Intersection, Signal Timing, Traffic Delay, Simulation, SPR-2396, Civil Engineering
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