Using the Pillar Diagram in modeling new and emerging CAV features – PTV Talks

Current literature on connected and automated vehicles (CAV) reveals that most CAV-related research falls into one of the following categories:

1. CAV-inspired analytical methods
2. Research using readily-available features in simulation tools
3. Research using scripting or programming in simulation tools
4. Research using proprietary simulation tools

While the majority of practitioners use simulation to assess the benefits of CAVs, they can quickly get overwhelmed with the pace of development of CAV-related features and their representations in simulation tools. In this talk, we present a newly developed framework (with a focus on the Pillar diagram) that is intended to help practitioners and researchers using simulation to address their specific project requirements. Using this framework, users can evaluate the features of simulation tools and approach how to augment them with programming and scripting when needed. An example of an eco-drive application in VISSIM is presented to illustrate the methodology in more detail.

Presented by Monty Abbas, Professor at Virginia Tech


Oct 22 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm