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The influence of intelligent cruise control systems on traffic flow

In: International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control 1994. Proceedings. Tokyo, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, 1994, p. 402-407

Authors: Paul Fancher, Zevi Bareket

This paper discusses the impact of vehicles equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) on traffic flow and on the stability of strings of vehicles. The potential for ICC systems to increase highway capacity if evaluated using simulation models of strings of vehicles. Vehicles equipped with headway control system appear to have stability characteristics that will make shorter headway times feasible and eliminate stop and go driving at low speeds.