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Motorway driver behaviour: studies on car following

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This paper will report findings of an instrumented vehicle study aimed at assessing one element of driver behaviour, that of car following, on UK motorways. The paper (re-) calibrates one of the most successful of such models—the Action Point model—using dynamic time series data acquired from field tests with an instrumented vehicle. Probability distributions for a number of parameters from the Action Point model are produced and a number of modifications made in order to enhance its value for use in traffic flow and simulation models. Lastly typical headways are compared with existing studies in the area, finding that current headways are far lower than believed. The rationale behind the adoption of such short headways is examined.

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Brackstone, Mark, Sultan, Beshr and McDonald, Mike (2002) Motorway driver behaviour: studies on car following Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 5, (1), pp. 329-344. (doi:10.1016/S1369-8478(02)00004-9).

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: car following, instrumented vehicle, driver behaviour, motorway, perception

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Local EPrints ID: 39385
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39385
ISSN: 1369-8478
PURE UUID: 4c7efd3b-5108-483c-a81e-29c933fa4ace

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:36

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Author: Mark Brackstone
Author: Beshr Sultan
Author: Mike McDonald

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