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Review of Data Collection Methods for Microscopic Traffic Simulation

Hidas, Peter and Wagner, Peter (2004) Review of Data Collection Methods for Microscopic Traffic Simulation. In: Proceedings of WCTR. World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), 2004-07-04 - 2004-07-08, Istanbul (Turkey).

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Research into developing more reliable microscopic traffic simulation models is seriously hampered by the availability of suitable microscopic data for calibration and validation purposes. This paper presents a review of several data collection technologies that the authors have been experimenting with. The methods include (i) video recording (ii) the use of differential GPS (DGPS) and (iii) an instrumented vehicle fitted with the S.M.S. Drive Recorder system. Examples of data collection with each method are briefly described, and some of the results presented to illustrate the capabilities of the methods. The last section of the paper summarises the advantages and limitations of each method and conclusions are drawn on their suitability for the required purpose. The experiments shows that each method can provide some useful results for microscopic simulation model development, but cannot provide continuous spacing-, speed- and acceleration profiles of large vehicle platoons moving through various traffic scenarios. Further research is required to develop more sophisticated data collection techniques and to investigate such aspects of driver behaviour as aggressiveness, and factors influencing lane selection.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Review of Data Collection Methods for Microscopic Traffic Simulation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hidas, PeterSchool of Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of New South Wales
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of WCTR
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:microsimulation, data collection, car following, lane changing
Event Title:World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR)
Event Location:Istanbul (Turkey)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2004-07-04 - 2004-07-08
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V -- no assignement
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Deposited By: Antje von Schmidt
Deposited On:13 Jan 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:09

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