Microscopic traffic hysteresis in traffic oscillations : a behavioral perspective

Chen, Danjue, Laval, Jorge, Ahn, Soyoung, & Zheng, Zuduo (2012) Microscopic traffic hysteresis in traffic oscillations : a behavioral perspective. Transportation Research Part B : Methodological, 46(10), pp. 1440-1453.

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This paper studies traffic hysteresis arising in traffic oscillations from a behavioral perspective. It is found that the occurrence and type of traffic hysteresis is closely correlated with driver behavior when experiencing traffic oscillations and with the time driver reaction begins relative to the starting deceleration wave. Statistical results suggest that driver behavior is different depending on its position along the oscillation. This suggests that different car-following models should be used inside the different stages of an oscillation in order to replicate realistic congestion features.

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ID Code: 54030
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Traffic oscillations, Car-following behavior, Traffic hysteresis, Generation mechanism
DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2012.07.002
ISSN: 0191-2615
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B : Methodological. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Transportation Research Part B : Methodological, [VO: 46, ISSUE: 10, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2012.07.002
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2012 23:01
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2016 17:49

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