U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
|Project Name:||Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory TO-13005: Development of a Platform Technology for Automated Vehicle Research|
|Start Date:||June 13, 2013|
|End Date:||April 2, 2015|
|Office:||Office of Operations Research and Development|
|Team:||Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team [HRDO-20]|
|Laboratory:||Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory|
|Project Description:||The contractor shall acquire and support the instrumentation of two new vehicles that would enable Federal Highway Administration research staff, and other Saxton Laboratory users, to conduct vehicle performance and system testing at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. These new vehicles shall be designed with a cooperative adaptive cruise control system that will enable research to quantify the benefits of this concept. These vehicles are to be designed specifically for Federal Highway Administration to have electronic throttle and braking subsystem controls. This shall provide an experimenter with the ability to control a vehicle's acceleration and deceleration through an onboard controller. Enabling vehicle-to-vehicle communications through cooperative adaptive cruise control will allow researchers to conduct experiments on the benefits of this system.|
(1) Develop a design concept for platform technology that enables automated longitudinal control for a fleet of research vehicles.
(2) Design engineering specifications for a platform technology that enables automated longitudinal control for a fleet of research vehicles.
(3) Design instrumentation for and test a platform technology that enables automated longitudinal control for a fleet of research vehicles.
|Product Type:||Research report|
|Expected Benefits:||A platform technology that enables automated longitudinal control for a fleet of research vehicles.|
|FHWA Topics:||Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)|
|TRT Terms:||Cruise Control
Vehicle to Vehicle Communications
|Subject Areas:||Vehicles and Equipment
Operations and Traffic Management
Data and Information Technology