Microscopic Cooperative Vehicular Traffic Flow Modelling: Analytical Considerations and Calibration Issues Based NGSIM Data

The deployment of new emerging technologies, such as cooperative systems, allows the traffic community to foresee relevant improvements in terms of traffic safety and efficiency. Vehicles are able to communicate on the local traffic state in real time, which could result in an automatic and therefore better reaction to the mechanism of traffic jam formation. An upstream single hop radio broadcast network can improve the perception of each cooperative driver within a specific radio range and hence the traffic stability. The impact of vehicle cooperation with each other and with the infrastructure on the onset of traffic congestion is investigated, analytically and through simulation. NGSIM field data is used to calibrate the Optimal Velocity with Relative Velocity (OVRV) car following model and the MOBIL lane-changing model is implemented. Assuming that congestion can be triggered either by a perturbation in the instability domain or by a critical lane changing behavior, the calibrated car following behavior is used to assess the impact of a microscopic cooperative law on abnormal lane changing behavior. The cooperative law helps reduce and delay traffic congestion as it increases traffic flow stability.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America. The Table of Contents on the DVD lists the title of this paper as "Microscopic Cooperative Traffic Based on NGSIM Data".
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  • Authors:
    • Monteil, J
    • Nantes, A
    • Billot, R
    • El Faouzi, N-E
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01499017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2013 12:06PM