New research demonstrates how adaptive cruise control can reduce traffic congestion


Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, US) has collaborated with Ford to conduct a study – the largest of its kind – to demonstrate how the widespread use of adaptive cruise control helps to minimize phantom traffic jams and ease congestion on roads. This video shows the method and results of the study. Now available: in the new June/July issue of Traffic Technology International, the UK’s Highways England is using VMS to conquer phantom traffic jams.

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Rachelle joined Traffic Technology International in early 2016 after having worked for an HR magazine and prior to that, as a freelance sub editor for various lifestyle consumer magazines. As deputy editor, she supports the editor in making each issue and updating the website. Outside of work, she enjoys tap dancing, playing the piano and video games, and eating spicy food.