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Relieving Congestion and Saving Energy by Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems

Thursday, October 8
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT
Room 1130, Mechanical Engineering Building

Part of the Fall 2009 Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar Series.

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Intelligent transportation systems have generally been either infrastructure-based or vehicle-based, but rarely have they involved close cooperation between infrastructure and vehicles (or among vehicles). The vehicle-infrastructure integration (VII) initiative, now rebranded as "IntelliDrive," has promoted cooperative ITS to improve safety. Cooperative ITS can also be used to relieve congestion and save energy, which are the goals of the California PATH Program research titled "Development and Evaluation of Mobility Applications for VII" and sponsored by the FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research Program.

In the PATH VII project, researchers are working on three cooperative technology applications using both analysis and experimental tools: active traffic management, cooperative adaptive cruise control, and automated truck platooning. This seminar will present current work on each of these applications along with discussion about the implications for traffic flow and energy consumption.

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Steven Shladover is a research engineer at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) Program with the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He leads PATH research activities related to vehicle automation systems. Shladover holds degrees in mechanical engineering, with specialization in dynamic systems and control, from M.I.T., where he began conducting research on vehicle automation in 1973. 

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