Integrative Vehicle Infrastructure Traffic System (iVITS) Control in Connected Cities
This project will develop network-wide iVITS, leveraging team members’ current research on local and regional iVITS models and algorithms. Connected vehicle (CV) technology is taking shape with the government mandating the inclusion of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (IVI) equipment such as the DSRC technology, in all new light weight vehicles starting from 2018. Among several benefits of CV technology are harmonized traffic flow, lower vehicular emissions, etc.. This can particularly be achieved in urban arterials by providing CV’s information on traffic signal timings so that the acceleration/decelerations can be smoother and reducing spot speeding.
In this project, the research team will propose a simulation-based approach for the evaluation of traffic control algorithms that will utilize CV technologies. Given the ongoing CV pilot deployment in NYC, the proposed project will tie in to the objectives set out to be achieved as a part of the NYC CV pilot. The City College of New York (CCNY) team will work with NYU and UW researchers to test the models and algorithms in microsimulation and hardware-in-the loop simulations on a NYC-specific network.
|Participating Universities||City University of New York, New York University, University of Washington|
|Principal Investigator||Dr. Camille Kamga, The City College of New York|
|Total Project Cost||$130,000 (+ $65,000 match from CCNY)|
|USDOT Award #||69A3551747124|
|Start and End Dates||3/1/17 – 9/30/20|
|Implementation of Research Outcomes||The main objective of this project is to develop network-wide Integrative Vehicle Infrastructure Traffic System (iVITS) Control for connected application. Another objective is to estimate the benefits of CV technology resulting from harmonized traffic flow due to iVITS control.|
|Impacts/Benefits of Implementation||The proposed iVITS simulation framework and control mechanism will provide a highly valid test bed for future analyses of traffic control strategies as a part of connected cities initiative being undertaken across several cities.|