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Using Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication to Improve Traffic Safety in Sand-dust Environment

School of Information and Safety Engineering, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan 430073, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1165; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041165
Received: 31 December 2019 / Revised: 5 February 2020 / Accepted: 9 February 2020 / Published: 12 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Traffic Accident Control and Prevention)
Sand-dust environment affects drivers’ perceptions of surrounding traffic conditions, resulting in unsafe operations. From an ergonomics perspective, such adverse effects could be alleviated by environment control as well as the assistance of machines. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication appears to be an important component of machines in future traffic systems, which could support the driving task. In order to explore what influences V2V communication would generate on traffic systems, this paper proposes a car-following model accounting for V2V communication in a sand-dust environment. The results indicate that V2V communication helps to reduce the fluctuations of acceleration, headway, and velocity, when a small perturbation is added to the traffic flow in sand-dust environment. If a vehicle in the traffic flow stops suddenly, the number of crumped vehicles decreases with V2V communication taken into account. Furthermore, the residual velocities of the crumped vehicles decrease, which means the severity of collision is suppressed. It is concluded that V2V communication can play an active role in the improvement of traffic safety in a sand-dust environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: traffic safety; vehicle-to-vehicle communication; car-following model; sand-dust environment traffic safety; vehicle-to-vehicle communication; car-following model; sand-dust environment
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Tan, J.; Qin, X.; Gong, L. Using Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication to Improve Traffic Safety in Sand-dust Environment. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1165.

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