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Adaptive Controllers For Vehicle Velocity Control For Microscopic Traffic Simulation Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030161

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

588.07 kb

Author(s)

Y. Papelis, 0. Ahmad & H. German

Abstract

Adaptive controllers for vehicle velocity control for microscopic traffic simulation models Y. Papelis, 0. Ahmad & H. German National Advanced Driving Simulator, The University of Iowa, USA Abstract This paper describes a hybrid follow controller designed for regulating the speed of automatically controlled vehicles in car-following situations within a virtual environment of a microscopic traffic simulation system. Unlike earlier work in follow algorithms where the modeling goal is the correlation of aggregate traffic behavior, the primary purpose of this model is to appear realistic when viewed by a human participant driving a vehicle within the virtual environment of a driving simulator. The paper briefly describes the overall simulation system along with specific problems that had to be addressed in this particular application. Examples of the performance of the model are provided for typical driving situations. Introduction, background and motivation Microscopic traffic simulation (MTS) mo

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