Modelling the traffic in a mixed network with autonomous-driving expressways and non-autonomous local streets

Wei Wu, Fangni Zhang, Wei Liu, Gabriel Lodewijks

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This paper envisions a mixed network with autonomous vehicle (AV) expressways and non-autonomous local streets in the future, where a trip may consist of both the AV self-driving part and the manual-driving part. A linear traffic corridor approach is adopted, where AV expressways and non-autonomous streets are in parallel and are connected through the entrance/exit. This mimics the intermediate future where AV expressways may be initially deployed along major corridors. We model and analyze road users’ route choice in such a mixed network. We also examine how AV expressways are integrated with the local streets can affect system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101855
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • AV expressways
  • Linear traffic corridor
  • Mixed network
  • Non-autonomous streets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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