PATH Paper Earns George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award for Outstanding Research

January 7, 2021

SardisAwardCongratulations to Partners in Advanced Transportation Technology researchers Steven Shladover and John Spring and former PATH affiliates Vicente Milanés, Hiroshi Kawazoe, Christopher Nowakowski, and Masahide Nakamura on earning the 2015 George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award for Outstanding Research for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control in Real Traffic Situations.

In 2015, the Board of Governors of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society approved a proposal to name the Best Paper Award in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS as the George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award. After nearly five years of preparation and planning, and almost one year of hard and concentrated effort by the Award Committee, the 2014–2017 George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award for papers published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS have been announced. 

Papers were selected by:

1) Eligibility: All papers published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS during the three calendar years preceding the year of the award are eligible. The paper publication date is determined by the journal volume date (not the online publication date).

2) Evaluation: Two types of Best Papers are selected: Regular Papers and Review/Position Papers. Originality, citations, impact, and importance are considered for Regular Papers; originality, timeliness, technical content, insight, and broader impact are considered for Review/Position Papers.

And 3) Selection:

     (1) Top ten most-cited papers according to the Google Scholar, plus any paper solicited or nominated through the open call, are considered as Candidate Papers.

     (2) The Award Committee is responsible for organizing the review process to select 2–3 Award Finalists Papers.

     (3) The Award Committee votes and selects the final Best Papers. Here is the final result for the 2014–2017 George N. Saridis

 

Abstract:

Intelligent vehicle cooperation based on reliable communication systems contributes not only to reducing traffic accidents but also to improving traffic flow. Adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems can gain enhanced performance by adding vehicle-vehicle wireless communication to provide additional information to augment range sensor data, leading to cooperative ACC (CACC). This paper presents the design, development, implementation, and testing of a CACC system. It consists of two controllers, one to manage the approaching maneuver to the leading vehicle and the other to regulate car-following once the vehicle joins the platoon. The system has been implemented on four production Infiniti M56s vehicles, and this paper details the results of experiments to validate the performance of the controller and its improvements with respect to the commercially available ACC system.

Full paper details: The George N. Saridis Best Transactions Paper Award for Outstanding Research V. Milanes, S. E. Shladover, J. Spring, C. Nowakowski, H. Kawazoe, and M. Nakamura, “Cooperative adaptive cruise control in real traffic situations,” IEEE Trans. Intell. Transp. Syst., vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 296–305, Feb. 2014.

DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2013.2278494