LANE CHANGING ON CARRIAGEWAYS

SPURWECHSELVORGAENGE AUF RICHTUNGSFAHRBAHNEN

THE LANE CHANGING PROCESS HAS BEEN EXAMINED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ON ENTRY AND EXIT ROADS, AND THERE IS LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON LANE CHANGING ON THE OPEN ROAD. LANE CHANGING CAUSES INSTABILITY IN TRAFFIC FLOW. SO THAT THE EFFECT OF LANE CHANGES CAN BE INCLUDED IN EXISTING MODELS OF TRAFFIC FLOW (IN PARTICULAR, SIMULATION MODELS), METHODS OF DETERMINING THE MICROSCOPIC ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS WHICH EFFECT A LANE CHANGE AND ALSO THE RELATION BETWEEN THE FREQUENCY OF THE CHANGE AND MACROSCOPIC PARAMETERS OF TRAFFIC FLOW ARE TO BE DEVELOPED, AND ASSOCIATED MEASUREMENTS ARE TO BE CARRIED OUT.