Cooperative systems are expected to have a great impact on the road traffic of the future. ITS based on communication between vehicles (V2V) and between vehicles and the infrastructure (V2I and I2V), however, has great potential to contribute to greater energy efficiency and less environmental impact, as well as safety benefits. Many of the cooperative systems presented in different projects have not yet been implemented and the needs for analyses of these systems are big. In my Ph.D. studies, I am identifying cooperative systems with great potential of improving the conditions on the road with respect to efficiency and environmental impacts. The potential benefits of the identified systems are then quantified by means of microscopic traffic simulation. By the use of microscopic traffic simulation individual vehicles in the traffic stream are considered, which allows modelling of different cooperative systems. The benefits with using microscopic traffic simulation is that already at an early stage, before actual development and deployment, evaluations of the cooperative systems can be performed. As a result of the studies cooperative systems with great potential of improving the road conditions can be presented.
Advisors: Professor Jan Lundgren, Dr. Andreas Tapani.
University: Linköping University.