Control & Operations

Traffic control systems are a critical component of the transportation infrastructure. With the development of CAV technologies, traffic control in a CAV environment will be significantly different from the conventional framework. Despite substantial efforts in investing and developing CAV technologies in the past decade, large-scale CAV systems, have not yet been deployed. Over the next ten years, the CAV penetration rate is expected to remain at a low level. Therefore, optimizing traffic control systems for a low penetration rate is necessary. CCAT will design new traffic control models and algorithms that can be applied in a low CAV penetration rate environment for both off-line and real-time applications. If successful, this research would be available for implementation at once in the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE) and/or Mcity.

Research Focusing on Controls & Operations