Exploring heavy vehicles car-following behaviour

Majid Sarvi, Omid Ejtemai

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This work investigates the car-following behaviors of heavy vehicles and. Furthermore, a comprehensive comparison between heavy vehicles and passenger cars is presented. Freeways are designed to facilitate the flow of traffic including passenger cars and trucks. The impact of these different vehicle types is not uniform, creating problems in freeway operations and safety particularly under heavy demand with a high proportion of heavy vehicles. There have been very few studies concerned with the traffic behavior and characteristics of heavy vehicles in these situations. This study draws on extensive data collected over a long stretch of freeway using videotaping and surveys at several sites. The collected data were firstly used to study the interaction between heavy vehicles and passenger cars. The results showed a significant difference in the following behavior of heavy vehicles compared to other vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2011)
Subtitle of host publication28 - 30 September 2011, Hilton Hotel Adelaide, Australia [proceedings]
EditorsDr Peter Tisato, Dr Frank Primerano, Dr Nicholas Holyoak, Mr Lindsay Oxlad
Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
PublisherAustralasian Transport Research Forum
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780759001695
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2011 - Hilton Hotel Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 28 Sept 201130 Sept 2011
Conference number: 34th
https://www.australasiantransportresearchforum.org.au/papers/2011 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2011
Abbreviated titleATRF 2011
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Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011 Proceedings
28 - 30 September 2011, Adelaide, Australia
Publication website: http://www.patrec.org/atrf.aspx
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