Modelling and Simulation of Cooperative Control for Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle Platoon in a Connected Vehicle Environment

  • Jiahui Liu South China University of Technology
  • Peiqun Lin South China University of Technology
  • Jing(Peter) Jin Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Keywords: Bus Rapid Transit, cooperative control model, connected vehicles, vehicle platoon,

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to develop a cooperative control model for improving the operational efficiency of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles. The model takes advantage of the emerging connected vehicle technology. A connected vehicle centre is established to assign a specific reservation time interval and transmit the corresponding dynamic speed guidance to each BRT vehicle. Furthermore, a set of constraints have been set up to avoid bus queuing and waiting phenomena in downstream BRT stations. Therefore, many BRT vehicles are strategically guided to form a platoon, which can pass through an intersection with no impedance. An actual signalized intersection along the Guangzhou BRT corridor is employed to verify and assess the cooperative control model in various traffic conditions. The simulation-based evaluation results demonstrate that the proposed approach can reduce delays, decrease the number of stops, and improve the sustainability of the BRT vehicles.

Author Biographies

Jiahui Liu, South China University of Technology

Jiahui Liu

Graduate student

School of Civil Engineering and Transportation

South China University of Technology

Mailing address: Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510640, P.R.China

Email: liu.jiahui@mail.scut.edu.cn

Phone: (+86) 15913171984

 

Peiqun Lin, South China University of Technology

Peiqun Lin, Ph.D.

Associate professor

School of Civil Engineering and Transportation

South China University of Technology

Mailing address: Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510640, P.R.China

Email: pqlin@scut.edu.cn.

Phone: (+86) 18680289759

Jing(Peter) Jin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Peter J. Jin, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Mailing address: 96 Frelinghuysen Road, Room 607 Piscataway, NJ 08904 USA

Email: peter.j.jin@rutgers.edu

Phone: 848-445-8563

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Published
2017-02-22
How to Cite
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Liu J, Lin P, Jin J. Modelling and Simulation of Cooperative Control for Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle Platoon in a Connected Vehicle Environment. Promet - Traffic&Transportation. 2017;29(1):67-5. DOI: 10.7307/ptt.v29i1.2024
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