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Integrated driving behavior modeling
(Trafik och logistik)
2007 (English)In: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, ISSN 0968-090X, Vol. 15, no 2, 96-112 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper develops, implements and tests a framework for driving behavior modeling that integrates the various decisions, such as acceleration, lane changing and gap acceptance. Furthermore, the proposed framework is based on the concepts of short-term goal and short-term plan. Drivers are assumed to conceive and perform short-term plans in order to accomplish short-term goals. This behavioral framework supports a more realistic representation of the driving task, since it captures drivers’ planning capabilities and allows decisions to be based on anticipated future conditions.

An integrated driving behavior model, which utilizes these concepts, is developed. The model captures both lane changing and acceleration behaviors. The driver’s short-term goal is defined by the target lane. Drivers who wish to change lanes but cannot change lanes immediately, select a short-term plan to perform the desired lane change. Short-term plans are defined by the various gaps in traffic in the target lane. Drivers adapt their acceleration behavior to facilitate the lane change using the target gap. Hence, inter-dependencies between lane changing and acceleration behaviors are captured.

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Elsevier , 2007. Vol. 15, no 2, 96-112 p.
Keyword [en]
Driving behavior, Lane changing, Acceleration, Traffic simulation
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Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10898DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2007.02.002ISI: 000246940500002OAI: diva2:228428
QC 20110218Available from: 2009-07-31 Created: 2009-07-30 Last updated: 2011-02-18Bibliographically approved

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