Aiko Dokter has started to work on his MSc project about platooning strategies for cooperative automated vehicles (CAVs). The project develops and tests platooning strategies under different circumstances, but always in mixed traffic with low penetration rates of CAVs. The strategies can be spontaneous ones or designed and they are tested with simulation.
On Monday March 27th, 2017, Liza Hodenius defended her MSc thesis on unbundling of traffic flows and under what circumstances this unbundling is good for society. Her report is titled Unbundling of traffic flows – Which situations and which circumstances are beneficial for unbundling?
Sander van Maarseveen started his project on the effects of truck platooning on merging. The project investigates what the traffic performance and safety effects of truck platooning on the motorway are, in the situation of conventional vehicles merging at an on-ramp and for different platooning strategies and platoon configurations.
On Monday September 12th, 2016, Charalampos Sideris defended his MSc thesis on the optimisation of merging behaviour with Intelligent Transport Systems. His report is titled Congestion minimisation by optimising merging behaviour through Intelligent Transportation Systems.
On Wednesday August 17th, 2016, Marco de Baat defended his MSc thesis on the choice of lane change strategies of drivers, found by a driving experiment and a questionnaire. His report is titled Emperical Investigation of Strategy-Based Lane Change Choice.
On Thursday February 4th, 2016, Michel Meulenberg defended his MSc thesis on the development and testing of a new adaptive ramp-metering algorithm, based on the commonly used ALINEA algorithm. His report is titled A possible new adaptive control approach for ramp metering
On June 17th, 2015, Friso Scholten defended his MSc thesis on the development and testing of a prototype for the traffic state estimation and prediction for operational use in traffic management centres. His report is titled Short-term traffic prediction in road traffic control centres.
On May 11th, 2015, Mark Meijerman defended his MSc thesis on the development and simulation of two control algorithms for variable speed limits. His report is titled “Using speed limits to prevent congestion at fixed infrastructural bottlenecks.