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Emergency Vehicle Maneuvers and Control Laws for Automated Highway Systems

  • Author(s): Toy, Charmaine
  • Leung, Kevin
  • Alvarez, Luis
  • Horowitz, Roberto
  • et al.

In this report control laws and maneuvers for high priority emergency vehicle transit on automated highways are presented. The work presented is specifically designed for use with the Partners for Automated Transit and Highways (PATH) hierarchical control architecture. The types of control laws that are needed for the different hierarchical layers are examined, and specific maneuvers for the coordination and link layers are presented. Simulations using SmartCAP (a mesoscopic traffic simulator) and SmartAHS (a microscopic traffic simulator) demonstrate the maneuvers' functionality.

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