Model of platoon dispersion

Y. W. Tan, P. G. Gipps, W. Young

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Many aggregate models of platoon dispersion simplify the process by representing only the overall flow of traffic. These models therefore provide little insight into the interaction of vehicles within the platoons. The other extreme is microsimulation where detailed information is provided on the movement of individual vehicles. However, these models are often too time consuming and expensive to be useful to the traffic systems designer. This paper presents a compromise. The model discussed focusses on the progress along the road of vehicles leaving a traffic signal stopline during a particular time interval. This approach enables traffic planners to obtain a better idea of the movement of vehicles at this disaggregate level and to aggregate the movements to obtain an overall flow distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Conference of the Australian Road Research Board
Number of pages12
Editionpt 5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1984

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