THEORY-BUILDING WITH SHORT, NORMAL OR LONG-FOLLOWING CAR DRIVERS

THEORIEVORMING MET HET KORT, NORMAAL OF LANG VOLGEN DOOR AUTOMOBILISTEN

On the basis of measurements on the road of cars, with drivers instructed to car-follow in different ways, three types of car-following have been identified: short-following (headway less than 2 s), normal-following (between 1 and 4 s) and long-following (between 4 and 8 s). With an estimation of the distribution of the three car-following types per road lane type and volume we try to explain phenomena such as capacity-funnelling (Buckley & Yager) and the "two regimes-theory" (Ceder & May), and the probability of hourly volumes greater than saturation flow ("capacity"). (TRRL)

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    • Conference papers of the Working Days on Traffic Engineer 1983.
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  • Authors:
    • WESTLAND, D
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00382925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-6628-2CPL
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM