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Koerten, K.O. (author), Abbink, D.A. (author), Zgonnikov, A. (author)
Traffic jams occurring on highways cause increased travel time as well as increased fuel consumption and collisions. So-called phantom traffic jams are traffic jams that do not have a clear cause, such as a merging on-ramp or an accident. Phantom traffic jams make up 50% of all traffic jams and result from instabilities in the traffic flow...
journal article 2024
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Wang, Yixia (author), Lin, Shu (author), Wang, Yibing (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author), Xu, Jungang (author)
Currently, with the development of driving technologies, driverless vehicles gradually are becoming more and more available. Therefore, there would be a long period of time during which self-driving vehicles and human-driven vehicles coexist. However, for a mixed platoon, it is hard to control the formation due to the existence of the manual...
journal article 2023
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Palffy, A. (author), Kooij, J.F.P. (author), Gavrila, D. (author)
Early and accurate detection of crossing pedestrians is crucial in automated driving in order to perform timely emergency manoeuvres. However, this is a difficult task in urban scenarios where pedestrians are often occluded (not visible) behind objects, e.g., other parked vehicles. We propose an occlusion aware fusion of stereo camera and...
journal article 2023
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Warfman, Youri (author)
The projects: Plan Voisin, Broadacre City and Futurama, of the three architects: Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Norman Bel Geddes, are all three based upon the criticism the architects had on the design of their contemporary city’s and the mobility within these urban structures. The coming up of the automobile had consequences for the city...
student report 2022
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Sharma, Salil (author), van Lint, J.W.C. (author), Tavasszy, Lorant (author), Snelder, M. (author)
This paper studies and compares the gap selection process of multiple vehicle classes (passenger cars, delivery vans, and trucks) within their discretionary lane changing activities. Given a trajectory or a sequence of gap selection decisions, we aim to predict whether a vehicle will change or keep a lane. For this purpose, we use a large...
journal article 2022
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Safaei Farahani, S. (author), van der Veen, R.A.C. (author), Oldenbroek, V.D.W.M. (author), Alavi, F. (author), Park Lee, E.H. (author), van de Wouw, N. (author), van Wijk, A.J.M. (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author)
In recent years, the European Union (EU) has set ambitious targets toward a carbon-free energy transition. Many studies show that a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions-at least 90% by 2050-is required. In the transition toward a sustainable energy system, solar (or green) hydrogen plays many important roles, as it is a clean and safe...
journal article 2019
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Mohammadnejad, Ali (author), Bahrami, Abbas (author), Goli, Majid (author), Dehbashi Nia, Hossein (author), Taheri, P. (author)
This paper investigated a failure in a ventilated disc brake in an automobile. The failed brake disc had been in service for approximately 10 years. The observed failure was in the form of radial cracks that appeared to have initiated at the outer edge of the disc brake. The cracks were rather straight with no branching. Optical microscope,...
journal article 2019
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van Heeswijk, W.B.J. (author)
Today it would be unimaginable to think of a world without cars. It was this very invention that since its introduction in 1885 brought societies together, gave people freedom, and brought prosperity to economies. After more than one hundred thirty years, the car has become an integral component of modern life, to such an extent that it is part...
master thesis 2018
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Bryant, Amanda (author)
Automobile dependence and suburban sprawl have a cyclical compounding relationship. Automobiles require a large amount of space and infrastructure in order to be an effective means of transit. This prompts constructing the urban environment at a lower density, which generates suburban sprawl. The low-density development then requires an...
master thesis 2018
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Ma, Wanjing (author), Zou, Li (author), An, Kun (author), Gartner, Nathan H. (author), Wang, M. (author)
Arterial traffic signal coordination makes traffic flow more efficient and safer. This paper presents a partition-enabled multi-mode band (PM-BAND) model that is designed to solve the signal coordination problem for arterials with multiple modes, i.e., passenger cars and transit vehicles. The proposed method permits the progression bands to...
journal article 2018
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Sai Krishna Ramani, Sai Krishna (author)
Aerodynamics has become increasingly important these days in the design of automobiles due to the increased constraints placed on the emissions. In the past the focus has been primarily on the shaping of the upper body. However, due to practical requirements, further scope of improvements to the upper body has been greatly reduced. The focus has...
master thesis 2018
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Fiedler, Davide (author), Čertický, Michal (author), Alonso Mora, J. (author), Cáp, M. (author)
In densely populated-cities, the use of private cars for personal transportation is unsustainable, due to high parking and road capacity requirements. The mobility-on-demand systems have been proposed as an alternative to a private car. Such systems consist of a fleet of vehicles that the user of the system can hail for one-way point-to-point...
conference paper 2018
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Cerqueira, Vitor (author), Moreira Matias, L.A. (author), Khiari, Jihed (author), van Lint, J.W.C. (author)
Floating car data (FCD) denotes the type of data (location, speed, and destination) produced and broadcasted periodically by running vehicles. Increasingly, intelligent transportation systems take advantage of such data for prediction purposes as input to road and transit control and to discover useful mobility patterns with applications to...
journal article 2018
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Wallar, Alex (author), Van Der Zee, Menno (author), Alonso Mora, J. (author), Rus, Daniela (author)
Recent developments in Mobility-on-Demand (MoD) systems have demonstrated the potential of road vehicles as an efficient mode of urban transportation Newly developed algorithms can compute vehicle routes in real-time for batches of requests and allow for multiple requests to share vehicles. These algorithms have primarily focused on optimally...
conference paper 2018
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Viswanathan, Veeraraghavan (author)
The aerodynamic drag force is a crucial factor for passenger cars and trucks, where fuel economy is of utmost importance. While a lot of research has been performed to optimize the design of the upper-body of the vehicle, the flow over a rotating wheel that is enclosed by a wheelhouse is not understood to the same level. Estimates show that the...
master thesis 2017
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Philipsen, R.M. (author), de Weerdt, M.M. (author), De Vries, Laurens (author)
Large controllable loads, such as electric vehicles, are increasingly penetrating electricity distribution feeders. To avoid local congestion, their consumption behaviour must be steered, for which a real-time price propagated down from the transmission system does not suffice, as it does not reflect local grid conditions. To efficiently steer...
conference paper 2016
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Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Leendertse, Mark (author), Prasanth, V. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Silvester, S. (author), van de Geer, S.G. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The paper analyses the economic and environmental benefits of charging electric vehicles (EV) at workplaces in the Netherlands using photovoltaic panels (PV). A 10kW EV-PV charging system is used to charge the electric cars directly from photovoltaic panels. The cost of using a gasoline vehicle is compared with that of an electric vehicle that...
conference paper 2016
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Vasan Ashok, Vijay (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), van der Burgt, Jos (author), Peýate Vera, Santiago (author), Huibers, Martijn (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
EV Charging is expected to be a significant load on the grid in the future. But they can also be a part of the solution to grid violations. As the amount of renewable energy generation increases, there is a large amount of power flowing in the reverse direction in the distribution network, which is undesirable. To reduce this, EVs can charge at...
conference paper 2016
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Alavi, F. (author), van de Wouw, N. (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author)
Recently, the idea of using fuel cell vehicles as the future way of producing electricity has emerged. A fuel cell car has all the necessary devices on board to convert the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity. This paper considers a scenario where a parking lot for fuel cell cars acts as a virtual power plant. In order to describe the...
conference paper 2016
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Willers, M.J.T. (author)
master thesis 2011
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