REVIEW OF CAR-FOLLOWING THEORY

CAR-FOLLOWING THEORY HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AS A MATHEMATICAL DESCRIPTION OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON LONG, STRAIGHT HIGHWAYS IN DENSE FLOW CONDITIONS. THIS THEORY, CONSISTING OF A BODY OF OVER 30 MODELS, PROVIDES A CONCEPTUAL BASIS FOR UNDERSTANDING TRAFFIC PHENOMENA, PERMITS ANALYSIS OF SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS, ALLOWS A DETERMINATION OF HIGHWAY CAPACITY, AND PROVIDES A BASIS FOR AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF VEHICLES. A PRIMARY INTUITIVE APPEAL OF THE CAR-FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY IS THIS MICROSCOPIC CONSIDERATION OF THE ACTUAL FACTORS INVOLVED IN THE DRIVING PROCESS. MILESTONES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAR-FOLLOWING THEORY ARE TRACED FROM INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS TO CURRENT STUDIES. THEORETICAL JUSTIFICATIONS EMPLOYED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BETTER KNOWN MODELS ARE RELATED. /AUTHOR/

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    • PROC PAPER 10165
  • Authors:
    • Wilhelm, W E
    • Schmidt, J W
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00227417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM