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R. V. Rabsatt and Mario Gerla, "Multi-lane cooperative shock wave mitigation," Proceedings of 16th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2017), Budva, Montenegro, June 2017.


Vehicle traffic on highway systems is typically not uniformly distributed. In this paper, we introduce a protocol that exploits this phenomenon by considering the formations of shock waves and opportunities in adjacent lanes. The objective of this protocol is to reduce the impact of a shock wave by using event-driven messages between vehicles that provide drivers with velocity or lane switching recommendations. We show how our protocol uniformly distributes vehicle densities across multiple lanes while maintaining lane fairness, and reduces the number of vehicles entering a shock wave point. Simulation results show we are able to further reduce the overall travel times and increase the average velocity.

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R. V. Rabsatt
Mario Gerla

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    address = {Budva, Montenegro},
    author = {Rabsatt, R. V. and Gerla, Mario},
    booktitle = {16th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2017)},
    doi = {10.1109/MedHocNet.2017.8001648},
    month = {6},
    publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers},
    title = {{Multi-lane cooperative shock wave mitigation}},
    year = {2017},

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