The impacts of connected vehicles on fuel consumption, and traffic operation under recurring and nonrecurring congestion

Arezoo Samimi Abianeh, Mark W. Burris, Alireza Talebpour, Kumares C. Sinha

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Abstract

Communication technology enables information transmissions among vehicles and has the potential to improve the transportation system performance. The goal of the current study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a congestion warning application in connected vehicles on improving mobility and reducing fuel consumption at the network level. A microsimulation model of east part of El Paso, Texas, was created in the study. The impacts of connectivity at different market penetration rates (MPRs) were evaluated. Two scenarios including rerouting based on the shortest travel time and the lowest fuel consumption were implemented in case of recurring and non-recurring congestion. The results of the study demonstrated the effectiveness of the connected vehicle technology in the network level traffic operation and fuel consumption. Surprisingly, rerouting based on the least fuel consumption was found to be more effective in reducing both the overall travel time and fuel consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2018
Subtitle of host publicationConnected and Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Safety - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018
EditorsMichael T. McNerney, Yinhai Wang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages132-140
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481530
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Safety, ICTD 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 18 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Safety - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Safety, ICTD 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period7/15/187/18/18

Keywords

  • Connected vehicles
  • Emission
  • Fuel consumption
  • Rerouting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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