Lane-Free Traffic: History and State of the Art

Maya Sekeran, Majid Rostami-Shahrbabaki, Arslan Ali Syed, Martin Margreiter, Klaus Bogenberger

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Abstract

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), with the capability to exchange information with other CAVs and the infrastructure, open up new opportunities in road traffic systems including the recently introduced concept of lane-free traffic (LFT). In an LFT environment, vehicles move without the need for traditional fixed lanes. It is an emerging research area where many forms of LFT strategies are being investigated that can benefit road capacity optimization, thus reducing traffic congestion and increasing traffic efficiency. LFT strategies can also benefit from current research on non-lane based driving behavior observed in some countries. Thus, this paper overviews the available literature on the current non-lane based driving and future LFT. It also studies the taxonomy used in literature to clearly distinguish the two traffic modes. It details the current developments in LFT research and the underlying technologies. From these developments, the paper provides an overview of currently available approaches for realizing LFT. Finally, it discusses the policy considerations needed for the seamless integration of LFT into the current infrastructure once CAVs become mainstream.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 25th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1037-1042
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665468800
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2022 - Macau, China
Duration: 8 Oct 202212 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Volume2022-October

Conference

Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2022
Country/TerritoryChina
CityMacau
Period8/10/2212/10/22

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