This paper introduces the validity of a car-following simulation method for research at high speed driving. The main features of our automobile driving simulator are a wide operating range up to 180 km/h and an externally controlled preceding-car model to carry out car-following simulation. In order to obtain data of actual driving test which is to be fed to this simulator, we have developed a new vehicular gap measurement device using pattern recognition method. The gap is measured through a TV camera mounted to a following-car which aims at a specific sign board at the back of a preceding car. This board has a pattern which is most unlikely seen in highway traffic field. Its image taken by the TV camera is electrically selected from other information and the size of this image gives the gap. In this car-following simulation, the simulator is fed the data of chuodo highway test: the vehicular gap and the speeds of both cars. It has been verified that our simulator has an excellent performance and accuracy, and this simulation technique is a substantial contribution to the research for safet high speed driving on the highway. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 16th International Automobile Technology Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

    3 Avenue du President Wilson
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  • Authors:
    • Hirose, T
    • Inomata, S
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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00165595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM