Can we get rid of road-side systems?
It looks like in-car systems have the future. A lot of functionality of road-side systems is put in-car. However, penetration rates of those kind of in-car systems is nog high enough to get rid of the road-side systems. But when will this be the case? This question was discussed with a challenge - a quick scan analysis by a group of experts with a short duration. The report of the challenge can be downloaded here, but is only available in Dutch.
Alternative data sources for traffic management
Traffic management measures are for a large part feeded with data from loop detectors. However, nowadays other sources of data are available. These other sources are used for monitoring in traffic management centres, but not to as input for traffic management measusres. Therefore, TrafficQuest has written a report to explore the possibilities of alternative data sources. Note that the report is in Dutch.
Issues related to mixed traffic
Over the past years, TrafficQuest has explored the impacts on traffic flow and traffic management of the introduction of automated vehicles on our roads. In this area, much research is still needed and TrafficQuest has identified research topics and questions that deserve attention in the coming years. One memo describes the regulatory and strategic issues of automated driving for road authorities and planners. The other memo indicates how the possible impacts of mixed traffic (consisting of automated and manually driven vehicles) can be described and quantified, using measurements and simulations.
Paper on automated driving in mixed traffic wins a prize!
On Friday December 16th, 2016, Simeon Calvert presented the paper “Considering knowledge gaps for automated driving in conventional traffic” during the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2016 in Rome, Italy. The paper describes which problems can occur if more or less automated vehicles will participate in traffic and which research is still needed to tackle these problems. The work in the paper was initiated by TrafficQuest and the paper is also co-authored by TrafficQuest. The research discussed was highly valued by the conference participants and the paper was awarded the best paper!