The development of a naturalistic car following model for assessing managed motorway systems' safety effects

Bevrani, Kaveh (2013) The development of a naturalistic car following model for assessing managed motorway systems' safety effects. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis highlights the limitations of the existing car following models to emulate driver behaviour for safety study purposes. It also compares the capabilities of the mainstream car following models emulating driver behaviour precise parameters such as headways and Time to Collisions. The comparison evaluates the robustness of each car following model for safety metric reproductions. A new car following model, based on the personal space concept and fish school model is proposed to simulate more precise traffic metrics. This new model is capable of reflecting changes in the headway distribution after imposing the speed limit form VSL systems. This research facilitates assessing Intelligent Transportation Systems on motorways, using microscopic simulation.

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ID Code: 61499
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Chung, Edward & Miska, Marc
Keywords: Microscopic simulation models, Managed Motorway Systems (MMS), Driver behavioural models, Car following models, Motorways, VSL, Safety indicators, Time to Collision, headways distribution
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2013 07:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 02:50

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