Advances in Intelligent Road Design and Application

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Transportation and Future Mobility".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 91

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School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: geometric design and safety evaluation; infrastructure digitalization; life cycle assessment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rise of intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) and autonomous vehicles is driving changes in road infrastructure design and development. Advanced technologies such as communication and artificial intelligence are applied within the transportation framework and vehicles, aiming to improve traffic efficiency, maintain road safety, diminish congestion, and curtail environmental impacts. As autonomous vehicles progress from theoretical constructs to tangible implementations, it is essential that the infrastructure that supports them adapts in tandem.

This Special Issue is dedicated to exploring the forefront of artificial intelligence and intelligent transportation systems as they pertain to the challenges and prospects within road infrastructure design, aiming to cultivate smarter, more secure, and efficient road networks. These road infrastructures are designed to facilitate the smooth operation of autonomous and connected vehicles in conjunction with conventional traffic flows.

We are calling for original research and thorough reviews focused on a variety of topics related to road design for autonomous vehicles, the application of sophisticated technologies in road design, the development of intelligent infrastructure, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication systems, and the practical deployment of autonomous driving technologies. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adaptation of road infrastructure for autonomous vehicles;
  • Design and construction of road infrastructure for autonomous vehicles;
  • The development of vehicle-to-infrastructure systems;
  • Digitalization of road infrastructure and maintenance management;
  • Utilization of advanced technology in road design and traffic management;
  • Road design with a focus on enhancing road and traffic safety;
  • Development of eco-friendly road infrastructure designs.

Prof. Dr. Bin Yu
Guest Editor

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  • autonomous driving technologies
  • intelligent transportation systems (ITSs)
  • road infrastructure design and innovation
  • infrastructure digitalization
  • maintenance and management of road infrastructure
  • effective traffic management strategies
  • road safety improvements
  • sustainable road design practices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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