MULTIPLE REAR-END COLLISIONS IN FREEWAY TRAFFIC, THEIR CAUSES AND THEIR AVOIDANCE

THE SENSITIVITY FACTOR OF STIMULUS-RESPONSE CAR FOLLOWING EQUATIONS WAS COMPUTED. VEHICLES OF A PLATOON ARE INVESTIGATED AS THEY APPROACH, PROCEED THROUGH, AND LEAVE BEHIND A KINEMATIC DISTURBANCE, AND AN INHERENT LOCAL AND ASYMPTOTIC INSTABILITY IS DISCOVERED. AERIAL SURVEY DATA ARE USED IN A NUMERICAL EXAMPLE TO DEMONSTRATE HOW MULTIPLE REAR-END COLLISIONS CAN BE TRIGGERED BY ONE VEHICLE. A DRIVER AID SYSTEM COULD IMPROVE STABILITY, ALTHOUGH THE FINAL ANSWER APPEARS TO LIE IN AUTOMATED OR SEMI-AUTOMATED LONGITUDINAL CONTROL SYSTEMS /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 17 Pp, 5 ReF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    190 North Oval Drive
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Treiterer, J
    • Nemeth, Z A
  • Publication Date: 1970

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1970 12:00AM