Driver response time of queuing vehicles at urban signalized intersections

Yang, Shuai & Chung, Edward (2013) Driver response time of queuing vehicles at urban signalized intersections. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, Changsha, China., pp. 169-177.

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Abstract

Driver response (reaction) time (tr) of the second queuing vehicle is generally longer than other vehicles at signalized intersections. Though this phenomenon was revealed in 1972, the above factor is still ignored in conventional departure models. This paper highlights the need for quantitative measurements and analysis of queuing vehicle performance in spontaneous discharge pattern because it can improve microsimulation. Video recording from major cities in Australia plus twenty two sets of vehicle trajectories extracted from the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) Peachtree Street Dataset have been analyzed to better understand queuing vehicle performance in the discharge process. Findings from this research will alleviate driver response time and also can be used for the calibration of the microscopic traffic simulation model.

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ID Code: 49880
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Departure model, Driver response (reaction) time, NGSIM, HCM2000, Enlarged stopping distance, Signalized intersections
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.04.089
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright Elsevier 2012
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2012 00:20
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 07:58

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