New publication "Modeling Vehicle Flocking in Lane-Free Automated Traffic"

Autoren: Majid Rostami-Shahrbabaki, Simone Weikl, Tanja NielsKlaus Bogenberger

Inhalt: In automated lane-free traffic, vehicles can choose any arbitrary lateral location. This enables vehicle flocking where, compared to platooning, the grouping of vehicles is possible with smaller space gaps, not only longitudinally but also laterally. Vehicle flocking can fulfill several purposes, such as increasing the road capacity, saving energy by reducing the aerodynamic drag force, and dampening shockwaves. Within this paper, we develop a control framework for modeling vehicle flocks in automated lane-free traffic. We simulate the proposed approach with very promising results.

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DOI: 10.1177/03611981231159405