Modeling Drivers' Behavior as an Optimization Process

In the most of the researches dealing with microscopic movement drivers' behavior, two basic types of vehicle movements are car following and lane changing. Dependency of these two models requires developing models that combine car following and lane changing models. In this research, two models have been executed in basic freeway segment, based on the separation and combination of car following and lane changing models. In combination model a microscopic model has been developed based on optimization process of each driver for increasing the speed and decreasing the risk of collision. In separation model driving rules in Iran has been used for modeling the drivers' behavior. Both models have been simulated by a cellular automata simulator and compared to the real data. It has been shown that there is no reason to consider the combination model invalid at 95% confidence; however the separation model is invalid for modeling the drivers' behavior in Iran.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01046016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1880
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:35PM