On flow within platoons

The headway of a vehicle in a platoon on a single lane roadway can be considered as a random variable whose expected value is a function of velocity. Data from the holland tunnel strongly suggest that the mean headway can be represented as a linear function of velocity, and the distribution about the mean is log normal. In addition to describing platoon headways, the log normal distribution allows a significance level for classifying vehicles as platoon members or non members to be set up (a).


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  • Accession Number: 01441693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:48PM