Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

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This study introduces a Vehicle-To-Infrastructure (V2I) architecture to enhance driver awareness at signalized intersections. The main objectives are to (i) provide a proof-of-concept field experiment on the use of V2I communication architecture at a signalized intersection and (ii) evaluate the impact of V2I communication on improving driver performance while crossing the intersection. The proposed V2I communication application will relay an advisory auditory message to the driver regarding the status of the traffic signal. It is expected that driver behaviour is going to change as a result of the in-vehicle audible message. Consequently, the proposed application will collect additional driver performance indicators which include information on average speed, maximum speed, and the acceleration\deceleration profiles. To understand the impact of the advisory message on changing driver behaviour, a comparison was performed between the indicators with and without the in-vehicle message. Driver behavior was investigated under two scenarios, namely; as the driver heads towards a green signal and as the driver heads towards a red signal. For both scenarios, the results show that the average speed of the driver have changed significantly after turning “on” the in-vehicle messages. In addition, the maximum speed distribution shifted towards a lower value indicating decreases in maximum speeds. Moreover, the difference between the acceleration\deceleration profiles near the intersection when driving with and without the message, while heading towards a red signal, was found to be significant. These preliminary results show that the proposed V2I communication application can have promising impacts on improving driver awareness at signalized intersections.


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TRA-910: CONNECTED VEHICLE V2I COMMUNICATION APPLICATION TO ENHANCE DRIVER AWARENESS AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS

London

This study introduces a Vehicle-To-Infrastructure (V2I) architecture to enhance driver awareness at signalized intersections. The main objectives are to (i) provide a proof-of-concept field experiment on the use of V2I communication architecture at a signalized intersection and (ii) evaluate the impact of V2I communication on improving driver performance while crossing the intersection. The proposed V2I communication application will relay an advisory auditory message to the driver regarding the status of the traffic signal. It is expected that driver behaviour is going to change as a result of the in-vehicle audible message. Consequently, the proposed application will collect additional driver performance indicators which include information on average speed, maximum speed, and the acceleration\deceleration profiles. To understand the impact of the advisory message on changing driver behaviour, a comparison was performed between the indicators with and without the in-vehicle message. Driver behavior was investigated under two scenarios, namely; as the driver heads towards a green signal and as the driver heads towards a red signal. For both scenarios, the results show that the average speed of the driver have changed significantly after turning “on” the in-vehicle messages. In addition, the maximum speed distribution shifted towards a lower value indicating decreases in maximum speeds. Moreover, the difference between the acceleration\deceleration profiles near the intersection when driving with and without the message, while heading towards a red signal, was found to be significant. These preliminary results show that the proposed V2I communication application can have promising impacts on improving driver awareness at signalized intersections.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Transportation/4