Physically sound vehicle-driver model for realistic microscopic simulation

Miska, Marc Philipp, Nantes, Alfredo, Lee, Brian, & Chung, Edward (2012) Physically sound vehicle-driver model for realistic microscopic simulation. In Transportation Research Board, Annual Meeting 2012, Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.

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In microscopic traffic simulators, the interaction between vehicles is considered. The dynamics of the system then becomes an emergent property of the interaction between its components. Such interactions include lane-changing, car-following behaviours and intersection management. Although, in some cases, such simulators produce realistic prediction, they do not allow for an important aspect of the dynamics, that is, the driver-vehicle interaction. This paper introduces a physically sound vehicle-driver model for realistic microscopic simulation. By building a nanoscopic traffic simulation model that uses steering angle and throttle position as parameters, the model aims to overcome unrealistic acceleration and deceleration values, as found in various microscopic simulation tools. A physics engine calculates the driving force of the vehicle, and the preliminary results presented here, show that, through a realistic driver-vehicle-environment simulator, it becomes possible to model realistic driver and vehicle behaviours in a traffic simulation.

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ID Code: 53506
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: simulation, vehicle-driver model, vehicle physics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Transport Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Transportation Research Board
Deposited On: 06 Sep 2012 22:22
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2013 15:34

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