Driver behaviour and traffic modelling . Are we looking at the right issues?

McDonald, M. and Brackstone, M. (2003) Driver behaviour and traffic modelling . Are we looking at the right issues? In, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2003. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2003 Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 517-521. (doi:10.1109/IVS.2003.1212965).


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Although much attention has been given to the simulation and modeling of driver behaviour, and comparison and testing of differing algorithms (such as car following) is now performed, there are several assumptions in use regarding micro-modeling that may not be correct. These could have important implications to our ability to model the impact of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), in particular, in-vehicle systems. In this paper we will examine four assumptions regarding car following models that may be in need of revision: 1) drivers adopt constant time headways and use 'safe' following distances, 2) there is a lack of data against which to undertake calibration/validation, 3) short time steps allow more realistic simulations of dynamics, and 4) that there are important' Chaotic patterns' in car following

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/IVS.2003.1212965
ISBNs: 0780378482 (hardback)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53741
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
July 2003Published
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:32

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