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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-033    Date:  January 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-033
Date: January 2017


Analysis Modeling Simulation (AMS) Framework for Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Applications

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Developing a foundational framework for AMS tool capabilities to include connected and automated vehicles


CAV technologies offer potentially transformative societal impacts— including significant mobility, safety, and environmental benefits. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has led the development, research, and standards-making of these technologies and is currently developing deployment approaches and guidance.

Deploying CAV applications requires transportation agencies to effectively and fully quantify the impacts of such deployments, and to identify which application best addresses their unique transportation problem. Current traffic analysis and planning tools, however, are not well suited for evaluating CAV applications because of their inability to incorporate vehicle connectivity/communication and automated features. There is a need to adapt and re-engineer the existing set of tools available to agencies, validate these models/tools, and provide a mechanism to share these models/tools with public agencies.


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