Following Behavior of Motorized Two-Wheelers in Mixed Traffic Conditions

The traffic scenario found in most developing countries including India is mixed traffic, wherein a significant proportion is composed of motorized two-wheelers (MTWs). The irregular driving patterns of MTWs increase the complexity of driver behavior modeling as compared to homogeneous car-based traffic. In this direction, this study aims at investigating the single leader following behavior of MTWs in mixed traffic conditions based on field data. Multiple linear regression (MLR) models were developed for quantifying the following behavior, and support vector machines (SVMs) were used to investigate the discrepancies and highlight variations with longitudinal and lateral parameters. The findings highlight clear differences in the following behavior between cases with different leader vehicle classes and an aggressive driving behavior by MTW drivers. Results from this study can be useful for developing accurate microsimulation models, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems, etc.


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  • Accession Number: 01876927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789811934933
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2023 10:20AM