Elise Miller-Hooks

Publications: Conference 24

“A Two-class Priority Preservation Scheme for CAV-only Zones”

In the Conference Proceedings of the 2020 Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (Forum ISTS 2020), IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, November 2020, online.

D. Prentiss, D. and E. Miller-Hooks


Recent research has demonstrated the potential benefits of connected, autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to the performance of urban networks. Specifically, several proposals have been made for policies and related technologies that either perform more efficiently when the proportion of CAVs is relatively high or that exclude human driven vehicles (HDVs) altogether. This same body of research has also identified several challenges faced by such networks, especially in the context of shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs). We propose a lane-use policy for networks of exclusively CAVs with the goal of preserving priority within any two-class, arbitrary priority assignment regime. We investigate the merits of such a policy by adopting a simple occupancy-based, two-class priority scheme in a network of SAVs. We will demonstrate that by granting and preserving priority for occupied vehicles, average travel times and speeds for passengers are improved with limited degradation in these measures for other, i.e. unoccupied, vehicles. The proposed lane-use policy is developed on realistic physical limitations of the street network and without the need for trajectory reservations.



Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

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Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
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Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University