A decision support system for real-Time platooning of trucks

Mahnam Saeednia, Monica Menendez

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Abstract

Trucks and cars share the same type of infrastructure, i.e. highways. The presence of trucks on highways, in addition to negative environmental impacts, may result in the reduction of the highway's capacity. In recent years, platooning trucks has been considered as a potential approach to mitigate such negative impacts. In spite of this, platooning trucks is not deployed in a large scale. This paper, develops a traffic evaluation building block for studying the effect of truck platoons on the system-wide traffic operations on highways using variational theory. The results of some representative scenarios show that the effectiveness of platooning strategies highly depends on the initial traffic state, as well as the characteristics of the platoon, i.e. its speed and length. Then, it proposes an event-based Decision Support System for realtime platooning of trucks on highways, based on the traffic evaluation building block.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1792-1797
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018895
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2016
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Nov 1 2016Nov 4 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC

Other

Other19th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period11/1/1611/4/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Saeednia, M., & Menendez, M. (2016). A decision support system for real-Time platooning of trucks. In 2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016 (pp. 1792-1797). [7795801] (IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795801