Connected Automation

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PATH researchers are defining operational strategies to enable cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) vehicles to form high-performance vehicle streams.  This analysis and simulation study is sponsored by the FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research Program, and PATH is working on it with a team of colleagues from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. The operational strategies developed in this project are intended to maximize the benefits in traffic flow improvements from use of CACC, based on designing the most efficient ways of grouping CACC vehicles together and separating them when they approach their destinations.