Measuring and Modelling of the Traffic Flow at Microscopic Level

This article presents a simple microscopic model for two vehicle platoon behavior in traffic flow. The authors first review some of the available models for traffic flow, then describe their experiment set up, including how they defined their conditions. The next section presents the traffic flow model and explains the delay differential equations. They authors describe the use of the Retard software tool, which is used for dynamic model design. They conclude that with the first order simulation model, a rather rough description of the driver’s ability has been obtained, while the description achieved with the third order simulation model was much more precise. The authors call for further development of the methods of measurement and the measuring tools in order to support the ongoing development of the dynamic models themselves. The authors briefly discuss why accurate simulations are important tools for transportation policymakers.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 139-143
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  • Accession Number: 01002965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2005 9:35PM