Microscopic cooperative traffic based on NGSIM data

Monteil, Julien, Nantes, Alfredo, Billot, Romain, Sau, Jacques, & El Faouzi, Nour-Eddin (2012) Microscopic cooperative traffic based on NGSIM data. In 19th ITS World Congress Proceedings, ITS International, Messezentrum Wien Exhibition and Congress Center, Vienna, Austria .


The deployment of new emerging technologies, such as cooperative systems, allows the traffic community to foresee relevant improvements in terms of traffic safety and efficiency. Vehicles are able to communicate on the local traffic state in real time, which could result in an automatic and therefore better reaction to the mechanism of traffic jam formation. An upstream single hop radio broadcast network can improve the perception of each cooperative driver within radio range and hence the traffic stability. The impact of a cooperative law on traffic congestion appearance is investigated, analytically and through simulation. Ngsim field data is used to calibrate the Optimal Velocity with Relative Velocity (OVRV) car following model and the MOBIL lane-changing model is implemented. Assuming that congestion can be triggered either by a perturbation in the instability domain or by a critical lane changing behavior, the calibrated car following behavior is used to assess the impact of a microscopic cooperative law on abnormal lane changing behavior. The cooperative law helps reduce and delay traffic congestion as it increases traffic flow stability.

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ID Code: 56837
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Traffic Model, traffic flow stability, cooperative car following model, aggressive lane-changing behavior, C2X, Communication systems
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 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2013 02:10
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:29

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