A Platoon Regulation Algorithm to Improve the Traffic Performance of Highway Work Zones
Journal article, 2021

This paper presents a cooperative traffic control strategy to increase the capacity of non-recurrent bottlenecks such as work zones by making full use of the spatial resources upstream of work zones. The upstream area is divided into two zones: the regulation area and the merging area. The basic logic is that a large gap is more efficient in accommodating merging vehicles than several small and scattered gaps with the same total length. In the regulation area, a non-linear programming model is developed to balance both traffic capacity improvements and safety risks. A two-step solving algorithm is proposed for finding optimal solutions. In the merging area, the sorting algorithm is used to design lane changing trajectories based on the regulated platoons. A case study is conducted, and the results indicate that the proposed model is able to significantly improve work zone capacity with minor disturbances to the traffic.

sorting

workzone

traffic control

merging

platoon

highway

Author

Danni Cao

Beijing Jiaotong University

Jiaming Wu

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Jianjun Wu

Beijing Jiaotong University

Balázs Adam Kulcsár

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Xiaobo Qu

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

1093-9687 (ISSN) 1467-8667 (eISSN)

Vol. In Press

Holistic and integrated emergency management technology & equipment in the event of traffic accidents

Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, 2019-04-01 -- 2022-03-31.

VINNOVA, 2019-04-01 -- 2022-03-31.

Public transit shared mobility - connected and safe solutions

Chalmers, 2020-03-01 -- 2021-03-01.

Chalmers, 2019-03-01 -- 2020-02-29.

Areas of Advance

Transport

Subject Categories

Infrastructure Engineering

DOI

10.1111/mice.12691

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5/11/2021