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Assessing The Safety Benefits Of Automated Freeways


This research is aimed at the identification of all types of accidents that have occurred on freeways which may affect the vehicle movement in the assumed automated left lane. The emphasis was on six-lane or more urban freeways. The accident data was obtained from the California TASAS ( Traffic Accidents Surveillance and Analysis System) data base and were used to identify all the accidents that originated outside the potential automated area and which affected movement of traffic in the leftmost lane.

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