Benefit cost analysis (BCA) of autonomous and connected truck (ACT) technology and platooning

Seunggu Kang, Hasan Ozer, Imad L. Al-Qadi

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Abstract

Introduction of connected vehicles (CVs) and automated vehicles (AVs) are anticipated to have significant impacts on transportation operation, including its infrastructure. The autonomous and connected trucks (ACT) can result in significant cost savings for the freight industry. The cooperative cruise control (CACC) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technologies allow a string of trucks travel in series that may increase road capacity and improve traffic flow. Shorter distance between trucks would save in fuel consumption due to reduced aerodynamic drag forces. This would result in emission reduction. In addition, an optimized and control truck wheel location can lead to a longer pavement service life would result in minimizing work-zone traffic delays. Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology also contributes to improving safety by reducing crash and injury rate. However, retrofitting existing trucks with CAV technologies or new trucks with CAV may be costly; therefore, a benefit cost analysis (BCA) of ACTs is proposed to determine net benefits of CAV technology implementation. An economic assessment of CAV technology is conducted using BCA for one of the busiest corridors in Illinois at various market penetrations of CAV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAirfield and Highway Pavements 2019
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019
EditorsImad L. Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, Andreas Loizos, Scott Murrell
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages174-182
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482476
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventInternational Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2019Jul 24 2019

Publication series

NameAirfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period7/21/197/24/19

Keywords

  • Autonomous truck
  • Autonomous vehicle
  • Connected and autonomous vehicle
  • Connected vehicle
  • Platooning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Kang, S., Ozer, H., & Al-Qadi, I. L. (2019). Benefit cost analysis (BCA) of autonomous and connected truck (ACT) technology and platooning. In I. L. Al-Qadi, H. Ozer, A. Loizos, & S. Murrell (Eds.), Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019 (pp. 174-182). (Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482476.019