Invited talk by Prof. Yibing Wang on 29/9/2021 @15:00 EEST (join via zoom)

Title: Urban eco-driving of connected and automated vehicles in traffic-mixed and power-heterogeneous conditions

Abstract: The connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) technology is envisioned to be implemented most likely on electric vehicles, while traditional fuel-powered manually-driven vehicles (MVs) would probably still dominate the automobile market in the next decade. In this context, this talk addresses urban ecological driving (Eco-driving) in traffic-mixed and power-heterogeneous conditions. Specifically, it reports how eco-driving for electrified CAVs of small market penetration rates (MPRs) would affect the fuel consumptions of the large majority of fuel-powered MVs. The eco-driving strategy for each CAV was determined by solving a typical two-point boundary value problem with the minimum electric energy consumption, while the CAV’s travel efficiency may be taken into account or not. While designing eco-driving strategies for CAVs, previous works rarely considered the disturbance of preceding MVs and the interference of queueing dynamics at signalized intersections to the eco-driving maneuvers of CAVs. This talk also addresses both uncertainties under a rolling-horizon optimal control framework. Simulation studies were carried out on urban roads with two intersections. CAVs’ trajectories were determined via eco-driving, while MVs’ longitudinal behaviors were driven by a car-following model. The obtained results show that electrified CAVs each have the potential of reducing more than 70% energy consumption, meanwhile leading to 28% fuel consumption reduction on average for each MV involved.

Short Bio: Dr. Yibing Wang is a full professor at the Institute of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Zhejiang University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Applications from Tsinghua University, China, in 1998. He was a Postdoc/Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow with the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, Greece, from 1999 to 2007. He was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia from 2007 to 2013. He joined Zhejiang University in 2013. Dr. Wang’s research interests include road traffic flow modeling, surveillance, control, and connected & automated vehicles. His research has been financially supported by the European Commission (EC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and the National Key R&D Program of China. Dr. Wang is a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and an Associate Editor for Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. He was the Program Chair/Co-Chair/vice-Chair of the International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) in 2006/2010/2014/2020.

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