College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-04-22 08:54:18

Major

Civil Engineering

Honors Course

4300:497

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022

Abstract

In a set of behavioral recommendations outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), navigating a roundabout is listed as one of twenty-eight regularly required abilities that a highly automated vehicle must be able to complete. As autonomous vehicle technology is developed, refined, and proven to meet these ability expectations, roundabouts and traffic circles that experience high volumes of traffic are anticipated to benefit from an improved efficiency of traffic flow. For Tallmadge Circle and other similar traffic control configurations, the degree of improvement will be dependent on the steps taken to utilize the capabilities of the autonomous vehicles that travel through the intersection. From minor traffic control enhancements to major technological implementations, several options should be available to advance efficiency beyond what would be expected from the gradual integration of autonomous vehicles into the traffic population.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Ping Yi, P.E.

First Reader

Dr. William H. Schneider IV., P.E.

Second Reader

Ruth Klee, P.E.

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ping Yi, P.E.

WHC-HRP-BM-Final_Signature_Page.pdf (420 kB)
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