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Trajectory-based traffic observation of cooperation at a road narrowing. Implications for autonomous driving

Quante, Laura and Gimm, Kay and Schießl, Caroline (2023) Trajectory-based traffic observation of cooperation at a road narrowing. Implications for autonomous driving. at - Automatisierungstechnik (71(4)), pp. 249-257. Walter de Gruyter GmbH. doi: 10.1515/auto-2023-0003. ISSN 0178-2312.

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Abstract

Understanding human interactions in today’s transportation system is a prerequisite for developing wellaccepted cooperatively interacting autonomous vehicles. This paper is devoted to the two-sided narrow passage scenario and uses trajectory data to investigate drivers’ interaction behavior when encountering each other from opposite directions. Trajectory data of 209 encounters at a road narrowing were analyzed in terms of drivers’ approaching behavior and arrival order. The exploratory analysis has shown that in this specific location an informal traffic rule has developed: It was not the order of arrival but the direction of travel that primarily determined who passed the road narrowing first. This result shows that informal rules can influence drivers’ interaction behavior and should accordingly be considered in the development of autonomous vehicles to ensure safe and efficient encounters with human road users.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/194714/
Document Type:Article
Title:Trajectory-based traffic observation of cooperation at a road narrowing. Implications for autonomous driving
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Quante, LauraUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7935-0393UNSPECIFIED
Gimm, KayUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5136-685X144833950
Schießl, CarolineUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5849-5075UNSPECIFIED
Date:7 April 2023
Journal or Publication Title:at - Automatisierungstechnik
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI:10.1515/auto-2023-0003
Page Range:pp. 249-257
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH
ISSN:0178-2312
Status:Published
Keywords:driver cooperation; informal traffic rules; narrow passage; road bottleneck; trajectory analysis
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Road Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V ST Straßenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - KoKoVI - Koordinierter kooperativer Verkehr mit verteilter, lernender Intelligenz
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Institute of Transportation Systems > Information Flow Modelling in Mobility Systems, BS
Institute of Transportation Systems > Information Gathering and Modelling, BS
Institute of Transportation Systems > Design and Evaluation of Mobility Solutions, BS
Deposited By: Quante, Laura
Deposited On:21 Apr 2023 14:06
Last Modified:01 Jun 2024 03:00

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