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Intersection Control for Autonomous Vehicles

Project Information

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Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2007
End Date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Subprogram: 
Connected Highway and Vehicle System Concepts
FHWA Activity: 
Transportation Management
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms: 
Automated Vehicle Control; Simulation; Operations; Research; Intersections; Traffic Control Algorithms
FHWA Discipline: 
TRB Subject Area: 
Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

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Last Name: 
(202) 493-3275
Email Address: 
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office of Operations Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

Traffic control algorithms for autonomous vehicles will be developed, tested, and evaluated in simulation, with a full-size robotic vehicle. The control algorithms will be developed to support an environment where vehicles are communicating with each other and with roadside equipment. The traffic control algorithms will deliver time slot reservations to individual vehicles with automated control systems that can ensure the vehicle arrives at the intersection at its reserved time slot. This is an Exploratory Advanced Research program project with the University of Texas at Austin, which is contributing a 50 percent match to the project value.


Traffic control algorithms for autonomous vehicles will be developed, tested, and evaluated in simulation with a full-size robotic vehicle.


Deliverable Name: 
Final report and simulation tool
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverables are a detailed report documenting the effort of this project, findings, and recommendations, as well as a simulation tool created by the researchers for this project.