Towards Safety of Transportation Systems with a Mixture of Automated and Human-Driven Vehicles Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. The fraction of automated vehicles is negligibly small in current ground traffic. Anticipating the development of intelligent vehicle technologies, this fraction is estimated to increase in the coming decades, culminating, if ever, in a fully automated transportation system. Motivated by this we investigate the problem of provable safety for mixed transportation systems featuring both automated vehicles (AVs) as well as human-driven vehicles (HVs). The contribution of our work in [1], briefly summarized here, is in showing how to integrate the two different types of vehicle models safely into a mixed system. We take into account the differences in the capabilities between AVs and HVs in five aspects and design motion planning policies and coordination rules that result in a provably safe system. We also allow AVs to engage in platooning to increase traffic throughput. We prove system-wide safety of the proposed design.

name of conference

  • 2016 8th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, X. i., & Kumar, P. R.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Xi||Kumar, PR

publication date

  • January 2016