Modelling freeway weaving manoeuvre

Majid Sarvi, Omid Ejtemai, Seyed Zavabeti

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This paper focuses on modeling the acceleration-deceleration behavior of drivers during freeway weaving manoeuvres, under heavy traffic conditions. Data capturing a wide range of microscopic information were collected using video-recording and image processing techniques. The data was collected at two weaving sections on urban freeways in Tokyo and Melbourne. A theoretical framework for modeling weaving driver acceleration-deceleration behavior is presented. The collected data are used to calibrate the proposed model. A particular feature of the proposed model is that it captures the acceleration-deceleration behavior of drivers during the entire process of weaving manoeuvre. The results indicate that on average a 0.72 sec time gap exists before weaving drivers respond to stimuli. It is found that the surrounding freeway vehicles significantly affect the weaving vehicle acceleration behavior.
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
Pages1 - 16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780759001695
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2011 - Hilton Hotel Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011
Conference number: 34th (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
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