Evaluation of lateral position for multi-combination vehicles

Lennie, Sandra C. & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2003) Evaluation of lateral position for multi-combination vehicles. In Mathams, John (Ed.) Queensland Main Roads Road System and Engineering Technology Forum, 19-20 August, Bardon, Brisbane.


Multi-combination vehicles (MCV) are road freight vehicles with a prime mover towing two or more trailers. The proposed research aims to understand how lane width requirements are influenced by the sideways movements of the trailers (lateral displacement or tracking ability), the lateral position of the prime mover and the behavioural characteristics of the drivers of surrounding vehicles. The research includes two full scale testing programs. Firstly, MCV tracking ability will be determined by extending the previous work of Lennie, Haldane and Bunker (2003) on rural lane widths. Secondly, testing on an urban arterial road or motorway will be conducted to yield information on the lateral position and behaviour of surrounding drivers. This paper provides a background to the study and the proposed methodology.

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ID Code: 2356
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: multi, combination vehicles, heavy vehicles, tracking ability, arterial road, motorway, driver behaviour
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:27

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