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Robert Hampshire, Associate Professor – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Research Associate Professor – University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Research Associate Professor – Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS)
Affiliated Faculty Member of Industrial and Operations Engineering – University of Michigan
For the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE), simulation results indicated that there are very few interactions for V2V applications such as intersection movement assist (IMA) and left turn across path (LTAP) at the currently planned levels of deployment. Ten hours of testing may only produce one valid interaction for these applications. Adding additional non-fleet vehicles does not provide linear benefits. In order to guarantee enough interactions while using AACVTE for testing, we propose creating a critical mass of DSRC-equipped vehicles by strategically driving vehicles on set routes in Ann Arbor. Phase 1: Develop the experimental design and determine the routes to be driven by the test vehicles. The objective is to maximize the number of interactions for V2V applications such as IMA and LTAP in a variety of roadway settings. Demonstrate the feasibility of conducting on-road testing of LTAPIMA connected vehicle applications. Phase 2: Conduct road testing with Mcity leadership circle member companies Ford, GM, and Aptiv. The routes developed in phase 1 will be used for the testing. The testing will be conducted three times during the period of performance. Additionally, all vehicles will be tested for compliance by SwRI for compliance with SAE J2735 and J2945/1. The final report will not be publicly available.
Research Thrust(s): Enabling Technology
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