Journal article

A Study of Truck Platooning Incentives Using a Congestion Game

Farhad Farokhi, Karl H Johansson

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2015


We introduce an atomic congestion game with two types of agents, namely, cars and trucks, to model the traffic flow on a road over various time intervals of the day. Cars maximize their utility by finding a tradeoff between the time they choose to use the road, the average velocity of the flow at that time, and the dynamic congestion tax that they pay for using the road. In addition to these terms, the trucks have an incentive for using the road at the same time as their peers because they have platooning capabilities, which allow them to save fuel. The dynamics and equilibria of this game-theoretic model for the interaction between car traffic and truck platooning incentives are investigate..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Swedish Research Council, by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems through the iQFleet project, and by the European Union project COMPANION.