Researchers at Vanderbilt University and other schools around the country are conducting an experiment next week in Nashville to try to reduce the number of stop-and-go traffic jams on local highways.
the new experiment will deploy up to 100 vehicles with adaptive cruise control technology along his four miles (4 miles) of Interstate 24 during the morning rush hour. To do. The truck is equipped with hundreds of ultra-high-definition cameras to provide researchers with a digital model of each vehicle’s behavior.
Previous research has shown that a small percentage of vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence can significantly mitigate the stop-and-start dynamics that often lead to traffic jams with no apparent cause. These traffic jams are not only frustrating, they also waste fuel and increase pollution. Next week’s experiment will help researchers determine whether traffic improvements from small-scale experiments can be replicated on a larger scale.