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How human drivers control their vehicle

Wagner, Peter (2006) How human drivers control their vehicle. European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter, 52 (3), pp. 427-431. DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2006-00300-1.

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Official URL: http://springerlink.com/content/1434-6036/?k=au%3a(Wagner)

Abstract

The data presented here show that human drivers apply a discrete noisy control mechanism to drive their vehicle. A car-following model built on these observations, together with some physical limitations (crash-freeness, acceleration), lead to non-Gaussian probability distributions in the speed difference and distance which are in good agreement with empirical data. All model parameters have a clear physical meaning and can be measured. Despite its apparent complexity, this model is simple to understand and might serve as a starting point to develop even quantitatively correct models.

Document Type:Article
Title:How human drivers control their vehicle
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wagner, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2006
Journal or Publication Title:European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:52
DOI:10.1140/epjb/e2006-00300-1
Page Range:pp. 427-431
Status:Published
Keywords:car following, action point models, psycho-physical models
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsprognose in Ballungsräumen (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Deposited By: Dr. Peter Wagner
Deposited On:15 Jan 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:24

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