Autonomous Coordinated Control of Public Transport Platoons

Project Details

In many cities around the world, the vehicles of public transportation agencies significantly contribute to vehicle congestion. In some cities a new approach is being trialed where dedicated public transport road infrastructure, contrary to rail road or MTR infrastructure, is used. Due to substantially improved vehicle control, such scenarios are sufficiently attractive to implement autonomous public transport convoys.

This work takes into account the dynamic modelling of individual elements of the platoons and develops coordinated control of intersecting platoons, over taking platoons and contingency management of autonomous platoon control. Further the study aims to develop optimized resource allocations for a public transport system consisting of multi-node transport sub-hubs. In the current simulations, a reduced set of Sydney's transport sub-hubs are used.

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