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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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.
|Title:||How human drivers control their vehicle|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 427-431|
|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)|
|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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