The Impacts of Connected Vehicles on Fuel Consumption, and Traffic Operation under Recurring and Nonrecurring Congestion Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers. 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.

name of conference

  • International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018

published proceedings

  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT 2018: CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

author list (cited authors)

  • Abianeh, A. S., Burris, M. W., Talebpour, A., & Sinha, K. C.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM