Freeway Traffic Management in Presence of Vehicle Automation and Communication Systems (VACS)

  • Markos PapageorgiouEmail author
  • Christina Diakaki
  • Ioannis Nikolos
  • Ioannis Ntousakis
  • Ioannis Papamichail
  • Claudio Roncoli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


During the last decade, there has been a significant effort to develop a variety of Vehicle Automation and Communication Systems (VACS). These are expected to revolutionise the features and capabilities of individual vehicles within the next decades. The introduction of VACS brings along the (sometimes ignored) necessity and continuously growing opportunities for accordingly adapted or utterly new Traffic Management (TM) actions and strategies. This calls for a new era of freeway TM research and practice, which is indispensable in order to accompany, complement and exploit the evolving VACS deployment. Specifically, the development of new traffic flow modelling and control approaches should become a priority in the years to come.


Traffic management Traffic control Traffic flow modelling Vehicle automation 



The research leading to these results has been conducted in the frame of the project TRAMAN21, which has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007–2013)/ERC Advanced Grant Agreement no. 321132.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markos Papageorgiou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christina Diakaki
    • 1
  • Ioannis Nikolos
    • 1
  • Ioannis Ntousakis
    • 1
  • Ioannis Papamichail
    • 1
  • Claudio Roncoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dynamic Systems and Simulation LaboratoryTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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