Congestion benefits of highway automation

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Every year, highway congestion costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost time and productivity. Relieving congestion through new construction is no longer a viable alternative due to the prohibitive economic, environmental, and social costs involved. In this regard, advanced technologies have been receiving considerable attention as potential congestion management tools. One such technological innovation is that of automation and control, where vehicles would be automatically guided along highways at high speeds and small headways. This paper analyzes the dynamics of movements of vehicles in an automated highway to determine the increase in highway capacity that can be obtained as a result of automation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Transportation Congress. Part 1 (of 2) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 22 1995Oct 26 1995


OtherProceedings of the Transportation Congress. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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