An initial investigation of the effects of a fully automated vehicle fleet on geometric design

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dc.contributor.author Khoury, John
dc.contributor.author Amine, Kamar
dc.contributor.author Abi Saad, Rima
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-18T12:42:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-18T12:42:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2042-3195 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11320
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the potential changes in the geometric design elements in response to a fully autonomous vehicle fleet. When autonomous vehicles completely replace conventional vehicles, the human driver will no longer be a concern. Currently, and for safety reasons, the human driver plays an inherent role in designing highway elements, which depend on the driver’s perception-reaction time, driver’s eye height, and other driver related parameters. This study focuses on the geometric design elements that will directly be affected by the replacement of the human driver with fully autonomous vehicles. Stopping sight distance, decision sight distance, and length of sag and crest vertical curves are geometric design elements directly affected by the projected change. Revised values for these design elements are presented and their effects are quantified using a real-life scenario. An existing roadway designed using current AASHTO standards has been redesigned with the revised values. Compared with the existing design, the proposed design shows significant economic and environmental improvements, given the elimination of the human driver. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An initial investigation of the effects of a fully automated vehicle fleet on geometric design en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200103005 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Advanced Transportation en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6126408 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Khoury, J., Amine, K., & Abi Saad, R. (2019). An Initial Investigation of the Effects of a Fully Automated Vehicle Fleet on Geometric Design. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2019. en_US
dc.author.email john.khoury@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jat/2019/6126408/abs/ en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7260-2834 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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