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All the different projects within Forever Open Road (FOR) can be found here. Please contact  info@fehrl.org if you would like to add a project (Accessible for registered FEHRL staff only).

Freeway Merge Assist

Advanced Freeway Merge Assistance: Harnessing the Potential of IntelliDrive


Freeway Merge Assist

The starting point of this project was a 2008 study on the ability of IntelliDrive to improve ramp metering. The aim was to develop and evaluate strategic algorithms designed to improve freeway merging.

Utilizing IntelliDrive
IntelliDrive is an initiative designed to enable wireless communications among vehicles, the highway infrastructure, and travelers' personal communications devices. The aim is to develop and evaluate candidate freeway merge assistance systems that might significantly improve operations in an IntelliDrive environment.
 
Improved Merging Algorithms
The freeway merge assistance system under development will consist of three algorithms:

  • dynamic lane control
  • gap-responsive on-ramp signal
  • merging control.

As these algorithms have previously been developed, the project has focused on enhancing and refining them. Finally, the revolutionary merging control algorithm controles and advise speed changes for both mainline and ramp vehicles in order to allow for merging in the smallest space, at the highest speed possible.

 
  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/10076/index.cfm  

BASIC PROJECT DATA

project status finished
coordinating organisation FHWA
budget 0 €
duration from 28.10.2009 to 30.06.2012

PUBLIC CONTACT

contact to: Bob Ferlis
address: 6300 Georgetown Road, F-220, McLean, Virginia, 22101, United States
phone: +1 202-493-3268
e-mail: robert.ferlis@dot.gov

PROJECT PROPERTIES

 

theme(s)

   Mobility & Transport
 

Partners

   FHWA FHWA
   University of Virginia UVa
 

scope

   FOR
 

participating countries

   United States


 
 

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