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A Methodology to Estimate Capacity Impact due to Connected Vehicle Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003,  USAReceived 16 March 2011; Revised 21 June 2011; Accepted 7 September 2011Academic Editor: Nandana Rajatheva
This paper proposes a methodology to analyze the benefit of highway capacity gained from connected vehicle technology. To fulfill this purpose, a model incorporating the effects of connected vehicle technology on car following is formulated, building on which a rough estimate of the resulting capacity gain is derived.