PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE CAR-FOLLOWING AND CAR-FOLLOWING MODELS

This commentary on an earlier article in this journal ("Car following: a historical review," Brackstone and McDonald, 1999) focuses primarily on 5 issues: 1) why has so much effort been devoted to car-following models?; 2) what assumptions do car-following models make about driver behavior?; 3) what factors influence car-following?; 4) what improvements can be made to car-following models?; and 5) is a normative model of traffic behavior necessary? The review concludes that differences between the approaches of traffic engineers and traffic psychologists to activities such as car-following have not led to a common understanding of behavior, which is required if the challenge of anticipating how people will drive in other circumstances with different in-car systems is to be successfully overcome.

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  • Authors:
    • RANNEY, T A
  • Publication Date: 1999-12

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  • Accession Number: 00791425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2000 12:00AM