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University of Utah and UDOT Host Joint Seminar on Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Posted: Mar 12, 2020

The University of Utah and the Utah Department of Transportation hosted a seminar, "Control of Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Mixed Traffic: Modeling, Data Analysis and Field Experiments," at the UDOT Traffic Operation Center on January 28. The seminar was designed to facilitate collaboration between the connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology researchers at the University of Utah and UDOT, and also explore the possibility of demonstrating CAVs in the state of Utah. The event featured Dr. Xiaopeng Li, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. He conducts research in advanced network systems and traffic modeling with applications in connected autonomous vehicles.

Li presented research on key models for CAV control considering coordination with infrastructure units (e.g., traffic signals) in mixed traffic environments. The models were validated with field experiments on a large-scale testbed in mixed traffic settings. These field studies are the first of their kind and show that the proposed control models can safely and efficiently implement key autonomous vehicle control functions in mixed traffic.

Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation

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