Automated Highway Systems

Automated Highway Systems

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Experts address some of the main issues and uncertainties associated with the design and deployment of Automated Highway Systems (AHS). They discuss new AHS concepts, technology, and benefits, as well as institutional, environmental, and social issues - concerns that will affect dramatically the operation of the current highway system from both the vehicle and infrastructure points of view.... the total emissions (grams per second per kilometer) increase is by a factor of two (for the modeled Ford Taurus). If only half of the automated lane capacity is used, the traffic flow improves by a factor of two, and the associated emission rates are roughly the same as the full-capacity manual case ... These results are related to reduced engine power demand on vehicles that are platooning and on higheranbsp;...

Title:Automated Highway Systems
Author:Petros Ioannou
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1997-01-31


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