Journal article

New Car-Following Model Considering Impacts of Multiple Lead Vehicle Types

Kayvan Aghabayk, Majid Sarvi, Nafiseh Forouzideh, William Young

Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2013

Abstract

In the past decade, the development and the application of traffic micro-simulation to replicate real-world traffic behavior have become pervasive among traffic and transport researchers. The modeling of a driver's car-following behavior, which forms the fundamental component of traffic microsimulation, has meanwhile been an important research direction leading to the sophistication of traffic microsimulation. However, recent studies have pointed out that a driver's following behavior varies when the lead vehicle is a passenger car as opposed to a heavy vehicle. Nevertheless, existing models do not precisely address those differences. This oversight could diversely affect the accuracy of tra..

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