The joint team Memento (Modeling autonomous vehicles in traffic flow) between Inria and Vanderbilt University aims at developing a unified micro-macro approach for traffic management involving human and autonomous vehicles drivers by providing analytical and numerical tools for traffic modeling, monitoring, and control. We are interested in designing a general micro-macro model both satisfying basic analytical properties guaranteeing well-posedness and being realistic for mixed traffic applications. We want to provide constructive results that can be implemented in real test-bed implementation.
The team Memento is funded by the Inria associated team program for the French side and by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cyber Physical Systems program award CNS-1837652, titled "CPS: TTP Option: Medium: Collaborative Research: Smoothing Traffic via Energy-efficient Autonomous Driving (STEAD)" from the US side.
Dan Work, Maria Laura Delle Monache, George Gunter and Yanbing Wang participated to TRB 2020 in Washington, DC (USA) and worked together on observability and detectability of car-following models.
Dan Work and Maria Laura Delle Monache co-organized a Tutorial session on "Autonomous Vehicles" together with Jonathan Sprinkle and Ram Vasuvedan.
Maria Laura Delle Monache visited Vanderbilt on November 2019 to work on observability and detectability of car-following models.
Raphael Stern visited Inria on March 2019 to work on a new numerical methods for simulations for mixed human and autonomous vehicles traffic.
Thibault Liard and Maria Laura Delle Monache from Inria and Raphael Stern and Dan Work from Vanderbilt University met at the Institute for Pure and Applied mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA for a workshop on Autonomous Vehicles in February 2019.
George Gunter and Raphael Stern visited Inria in November and December 2018. During their visit we worked on model stability for traffic. Raphael Stern gave a seminar at Gipsa-Lab (Department of Control) on work related to the associated team.
The joint team Memento (Modeling autonomous vehicles in traffic flow) between Inria and Vanderbilt University is launched with the first visit to Vanderbilt University.