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Vonk, Martijn (author)
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) can solve a lot of problems related to traffic safety, comfort and congestion. While the sensors used by these vehicles are getting cheaper, more accurate, and software is improving, the first completely automated vehicle does not exist yet. When AVs start gradually driving on the roads, there will be a mixed traffic...
master thesis 2023
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Bogaart, Loran (author)
In order to design safe and effective interactions between autonomous vehicles (AVs) and human road users, it is essential to understand the mechanisms underlying human-human merging behavior. Driving simulator experiments can be used to study these mechanisms, but previous research has primarily focused on the behavior of individual drivers...
master thesis 2023
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Schot, Rick (author)
Heavy-duty trucks (HDTs) are a significant contributor to global anthropogenic carbon emissions. In contrary to passenger cars, HDTs have to cope with decarbonization complications due to range and weight characteristics. Overhead catenary electric road systems (ERS-OC) can aid in decarbonizing this sector. Here, trucks are equipped with a...
master thesis 2022
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van Belzen, Dieko (author)
In the past decades, sustainability has become increasingly important for the construction industry, in particular highway infrastructure, as it can generate both positive and negative impacts on the social and physical environment. As a result of the impact on the environment and the growing awareness of environmental protection, the effects on...
master thesis 2022
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Raju, Narayana (author), Schakel, W.J. (author), Reddy, N. (author), Dong, Y. (author), Farah, H. (author)
Automated driving systems, which can take over certain dynamic driving tasks from the driver, are becoming increasingly available in commercial vehicles. One of these automated driving systems widely introduced in commercial vehicles is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). This system is designed to maintain certain desired driving speeds and time...
journal article 2022
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Gao, Xin (author), Li, Xueyuan (author), Liu, Qi (author), Li, Z. (author), Yang, Fan (author), Luan, Tian (author)
As one of the main elements of reinforcement learning, the design of the reward function is often not given enough attention when reinforcement learning is used in concrete applications, which leads to unsatisfactory performances. In this study, a reward function matrix is proposed for training various decision-making modes with emphasis on...
journal article 2022
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Siebinga, O. (author), Zgonnikov, A. (author), Abbink, D.A. (author)
Human highway-merging behavior is an important aspect when developing autonomous vehicles (AVs) that can safely and successfully interact with other road users. To design safe and acceptable human-AV interactions, the underlying mechanisms in human-human interactive behavior need to be understood. Exposing and understanding these mechanisms can...
conference paper 2022
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Zumstein, Marco (author), Chen, Qian (author), Adey, Bryan T. (author), Hall, Daniel M. (author)
How bridge refurbishment projects are performed requires a trade-off between the speed and cost of the project and the amount of traffic disturbances during the project. A possible way to help reach a better balance between these two extremes is the ASTRA Bridge developed in Switzerland. The ASTRA Bridge is a 236-meter long steel ramp system...
journal article 2022
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Meinderts, J. P. (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author), Van Der Heide, D. H. (author), Amiri Simkooei, A. (author), Truong-Hong, Linh (author)
This paper introduces a method to automatically estimate vertical and horizontal clearances of highway viaducts and gantries from Mobile Laser Scanner (MLS) point clouds. It is essential to have accurate data on the vertical and horizontal clearances of overhead infrastructure objects along the highway. Accurate clearance data is used for...
journal article 2022
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Hereijgers, Sjef (author)
This past century the demand for raw materials has risen sharply. This demand is expected to rise even further, which is not sustainable. Changing the linear model of consumption to a circular model can help to decrease levels of raw material demand. The application of service­oriented business models, called Product­Service System (PSS) can...
master thesis 2021
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Krijnen, Petri (author)
This master thesis provides an approach to develop Adaptation Pathways to prevent local flooding of the Dutch national highway network, using the A2 between the Vught and Sint-Michielsgestel junctions as a case study. Local flooding as result of extreme precipitation has the highest urgency on the Dutch national highway network, due to its...
master thesis 2021
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Simons, Koen (author)
As traffic demands are ever increasing and building new infrastructure poses challenges in densely populated areas, it is important to optimally utilise existing infrastructure. Short-term traffic forecasting can help with this task, as its predictions can help to prevent congestion by rerouting vehicles. Recently, neural networks developed for...
master thesis 2021
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de Swart, Sebas (author)
In recent years, the amount of traffic on the highways has increased continuously and in particular freight traffic. Despite solutions to maximize roadway capacity, the drop of capacity after congestions sets in, remains an active field of study. The influence of freight traffic on traffic flow has received little attention, especially regarding...
master thesis 2021
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Fielbaum, Andres (author), Jara-Diaz, Sergio (author)
We analyze the spatially distributed impacts of transport investment in urban highways and public transport with a novel methodology based on the capabilities of online technology to replicate the (unobserved) condition without highways. This is based upon the intensive use of Google Maps API (GMA) to obtain travel times between each origin...
journal article 2021
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Nguyen, T.T. (author), Calvert, S.C. (author), Vu, Hai L. (author), van Lint, J.W.C. (author)
Highway bottlenecks are responsible for the majority of traffic congestion. Although the problem of bottleneck detection is not new, contemporary methods have not solved the problem thoroughly with regards to bottleneck locations, activation time, and related congestion tracking. These elements are essential for identifying and characterizing a...
journal article 2021
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Molaei, M. (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author), Bosch-Rekveldt, M.G.C. (author), Tamak, Robin (author)
This study investigates the factors affecting the integration of sustainability into the project management of infrastructure projects, specifically highway projects during early phases. The research was drawn upon previous studies in order to develop a sustainability framework for measuring the project success in three aspects of sustainability...
conference paper 2021
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van der Tuin, M.S. (author), Correia, Gonçalo (author), Farah, H. (author)
Allowing Level 4 Automated Vehicles (AVs) to drive on highways could potentially have an impact on the road network performance. Although it might probably take a while before AVs are on the road, National Road Authorities (NRAs) are already concerned about understanding what changes would be required on their current infrastructure to make it...
conference paper 2020
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van der Tuin, M.S. (author), Farah, H. (author), Correia, Gonçalo (author)
Allowing level 4 Automated Vehicles to drive on highways could significantly impact the traffic efficiency and safety. Although it might probably take a while before AVs are on the road, NRAs (National Road Authorities) are already investigating how to adapt their current infrastructure to make it ready for AVs – while optimizing both traffic...
conference paper 2020
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de Wit, S.I. (author), Dekker, Andre (author)
In the contemporary metropolitan landscape of Rotterdam, the open landscape spaces that once surrounded the city have been reduced to components in a hybrid field. When the polders were still expansive, with an omnipresent horizon, and big skies, they were depicted extensively by the Dutch landscape painter Henk Chabot (1894-1949). Chabot is the...
journal article 2020
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Ferri, Carlotta (author)
With cities getting more densely populated and more energy demanding, infrastructure integrated PV technology has gained more interest from researchers, companies and governmental institutions. Among the many urban surfaces that have been studied to be used to generate solar energy, roads are one of the most enticing but controversial as well....
master thesis 2019
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