American Society of Civil Engineers

A Simulation Study of Data Collection Based on Vehicle Infrastructure Cooperation

by Jun Ding, (Master Student, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084. E-mail: and Zuo Zhang, (Professor, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University; Tsinghua National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology, Beijing, 100084. E-mail:
Section: Intelligent Transportation Systems, pp. 1671-1683, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2011: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems
Abstract: Recently, Intelligent Vehicle Infrastructure Cooperation System (IVICS) was proposed and became a focused area of frontier research. Different from traditional ITS technology, IVICS enables a safer, smarter and greener traffic environment since full-scale data of traffic network can be easily obtained through vehicle-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-infrastructure (V2I) communications. In this paper, we first investigate the main characteristics of IVICS and then study data collection based on vehicle infrastructure cooperation, which plays an extremely important role in various kinds of traffic applications. A secondary development using Visual C#.NET is applied to current commercial traffic simulator VISSIM 4.30 through its COM interface. Virtual Road-Side Units (RSUs) and On-Board Equipments (OBEs) which realize V2V and V2I Communications are embedded in the simulator. Finally, a prototype system is developed to demonstrate the practicality.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Data analysis
Traffic management