Simulation-based forecasting of the impact of autonomous driving

Simulating with PTV Vissim. Left side: real world application, right side PTV Vissim simulation.

Advancements in technology and increased demand over the past few years have seen Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV’s) take centre stage in discussions about the look of future vehicle fleets. Many of the top automotive manufacturers and technology companies have advanced prototypes operating on our roads and are working towards the day when cars do everything and you’re just along for the ride. Conventional vehicles are ruling our streets today, but autonomous transport modes are coming.

But: How will these autonomous vehicles behave on our roads? What impact will these vehicles have on levels of congestion and do we need to make changes to ensure a smooth transition to an autonomous future?

Dr. Jochen Lohmiller, Manager PTV Vissim Product Management, gives a speech about “Simulation-based forecasting of the impact of autonomous driving”.

Dr. Jochen Lohmiller, Product Management PTV Vissim, holds a lecture on June, 22 2017, during the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium about “Simulation-based forecasting of the impact of autonomous driving“.

His main focus will lay on how we can evaluate the coexistence of autonomous and conventional vehicles in the transition phase or the world after the transition phase with microscopic simulation tools. Results suggest that in high speed environment (freeway) a huge increase of capacity can be achieved in dependency on headways and speed. In the urban area the performance of intersections will remain decisive.

Meet Jochen and our team at the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo (taking place in parallel to the symposium) at stand #AV4015, in hall C2. Join us to discover how PTV Vissim provides the ultimate solution for optimizing your research development work.

More about the exhibition: Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo 2017

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