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London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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Improving resilience of transportation infrastructure is a multifaceted subject. One of these addresses the traffic serving capability of the transportation system. As the profession progresses in finding ways to improve infrastructure resilience in physical terms, an associated thought process is underway to enhance the adaptive capacity in traffic networks with intelligent systems and advanced related methods in order to cope with shocks in the traffic environment caused by nature-induced or other events. This paper reports research in-progress on measures for enhancing the resilience of road traffic networks with applications of connected vehicles. The need for resilient road traffic networks is defined in order to reduce the risk of severe loss of capability to serve demand. Resilience is the ability to resist the loss of traffic-serving capability by using traffic (geometric) and control system design advances (i.e. the inherent resilience) and by dynamically activating capacity-enhancing measures (i.e. the dynamic resilience). There is a need to go beyond the adaptive traffic control of intersections by enhancing inherent plus dynamic resilience of the traffic system at a broader spatial scale of a corridor or a wide-area road network. Connected vehicle technology and associated methods that yield resiliency measures (i.e. adaptive capacity attributes) are described. Ideas are advanced on how to apply these resiliency measures in practice in order to address efficiency and other issues in urban transportation. Finally, concluding remarks are presented on the technical feasibility of implementing the research ideas presented in this paper.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

TRA-952: ENHANCING RESILIENCE OF TRAFFIC NETWORKS WITH CONNECTED VEHICLES

London

Improving resilience of transportation infrastructure is a multifaceted subject. One of these addresses the traffic serving capability of the transportation system. As the profession progresses in finding ways to improve infrastructure resilience in physical terms, an associated thought process is underway to enhance the adaptive capacity in traffic networks with intelligent systems and advanced related methods in order to cope with shocks in the traffic environment caused by nature-induced or other events. This paper reports research in-progress on measures for enhancing the resilience of road traffic networks with applications of connected vehicles. The need for resilient road traffic networks is defined in order to reduce the risk of severe loss of capability to serve demand. Resilience is the ability to resist the loss of traffic-serving capability by using traffic (geometric) and control system design advances (i.e. the inherent resilience) and by dynamically activating capacity-enhancing measures (i.e. the dynamic resilience). There is a need to go beyond the adaptive traffic control of intersections by enhancing inherent plus dynamic resilience of the traffic system at a broader spatial scale of a corridor or a wide-area road network. Connected vehicle technology and associated methods that yield resiliency measures (i.e. adaptive capacity attributes) are described. Ideas are advanced on how to apply these resiliency measures in practice in order to address efficiency and other issues in urban transportation. Finally, concluding remarks are presented on the technical feasibility of implementing the research ideas presented in this paper.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Transportation/28