Car following: a historical review
Brackstone, Mark and McDonald, Mike (1999) Car following: a historical review. TRes F, 2, (4), 181-196. (doi:10.1016/S1369-8478(00)00005-X).
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In recent years, the topic of car-following has become of increased importance in traffic engineering and safety research. Models of this phenomenon, which describe the interaction between (typically) adjacent vehicles in the same lane, now form the cornerstone for many important areas of research including (a) simulation modelling, where the car-following model (amongst others) controls the motion of the vehicles in the network, and (b) the functional definition of advanced vehicle control and safety systems (AVCSS), which are being introduced as a driver safety aid in an effort to mimic driver behaviour but remove human error. Despite the importance of this area however, no overview of the models availability and validity exists. It is the intent of this paper therefore to briefly assess the range of options available in the choice of car-following model, and assess just how far work has proceeded in our understanding of what, at times, would appear to be a simple process.
|Keywords:||car-following, microscopic simulation modelling, calibration, time-series|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:01|
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