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Luca Terruzzi, Riccardo Colombo and Michele Segata, "On the Effects of Cooperative Platooning on Traffic Shock Waves," Proceedings of 9th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2017), Poster Session, Turin, Italy, November 2017, pp. 37–38.


Cooperative platooning has been proposed as a promising solution to traffic congestion, safety, and pollution. A platooning application forms road trains of vehicles that autonomously follow a common leader, separated by a small inter-vehicle gap. In terms of traffic efficiency, platooning should improve the vehicular flow and reduce shock waves. The latter are the cause of start-and-stop dynamics which, besides disrupting traffic flow, can lead to accidents. The aim of this poster is to analyze, by means of simulations, the impact of platoons on both the traffic flow and the formation of shock waves.

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Luca Terruzzi
Riccardo Colombo
Michele Segata

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    address = {Turin, Italy},
    author = {Terruzzi, Luca and Colombo, Riccardo and Segata, Michele},
    booktitle = {9th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2017), Poster Session},
    doi = {10.1109/VNC.2017.8275654},
    month = {11},
    pages = {37--38},
    publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers},
    title = {{On the Effects of Cooperative Platooning on Traffic Shock Waves}},
    year = {2017},

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