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Car following: a historical review

Car following: a historical review
Car following: a historical review
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.
car-following, microscopic simulation modelling, calibration, time-series
1369-8478
181-196
Brackstone, Mark
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McDonald, Mike
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Brackstone, Mark
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McDonald, Mike
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Brackstone, Mark and McDonald, Mike (1999) Car following: a historical review. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 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.

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Published date: December 1999
Keywords: car-following, microscopic simulation modelling, calibration, time-series

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Local EPrints ID: 75157
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/75157
ISSN: 1369-8478
PURE UUID: c4f8b4b8-14b1-4c97-b4df-b5884df2d6df

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 00:15

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Author: Mark Brackstone
Author: Mike McDonald

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