Simulation Approaches to Intelligent Vehicles

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The development of systems for intelligent functions is a very complex process, involving many technological components, requirements with respect to robustness and fail safety, time pressure, and different stakeholders. Simulation plays an important role in the development process and can support the development process from the early concept development, through testing and verification of components to the validation and evaluation of systems. Requirements and examples of simulation environments needed are discussed. Traffic flow simulation is used to show how it can be used in the development of the concept of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control. Next, simulation is applied for testing and verification of cooperative safety applications. Finally, simulation is applied for validation and evaluation of applications tested in a Field Operational Test.


Traffic Flow Adaptive Cruise Control Driver Model Roadside Unit Traffic Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bart van Arem
    • 1
  • Martijn van Noort
    • 2
  • Bart Netten
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil Engineering and Geoscience Transport & PlanningDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNODelftThe Netherlands

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