New Insights into Car-following Behavior on Freeways Based on High Resolution Vehicle Data
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Undergraduate Research Theses; 2017
This research seeks to find a better understanding of how a given driver in congestion responds to the speed change of the vehicle ahead of them. This car-following behavior was studied based on a high-resolution data set collected by a probe vehicle on I-71 in Columbus, OH. This work used Matlab to analyze the speed-spacing relationship in the car-following regime and identify factors that may have impact on such relationship. Several factors were identified that appear to impact the speed-spacing relationship: time offset between the leader and follower, relative speed from adjacent lanes, and the rate of lane change maneuvers.
Academic Major: Civil Engineering