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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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Abstract

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
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: 07 Sep 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2013 01:34

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