Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) present ample opportunities for energy efficient driving by better planning. The interactions between them and human drivers play a key role in determining this efficiency. This free webinar will provide an overview of frameworks to interface CAV control schemes and on road experiments with PTV Vissim traffic simulation tool. It will highlight energy and traffic efficiency potentials of CAVs. The presenter will also discuss the impact of anticipative vehicle guidance on energy and traffic efficiency of CAVs and surrounding human-driven vehicles, resulting from a US Department of Energy funded project.
About the presenter: Ardalan Vahidi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, USA. His core research is on CAV and electrified vehicles, their impact on energy use and flow of mixed traffic. Prof. Vahidi held scientific visiting positions at the University of California, Berkeley, BMW Technology Office in California, and at IFP Energies Nouvelles, in France. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.