Agent-based model of highway traffic: Reduction in driving efficiency with density

Prafull Kasture, Hidekazu Nishimura

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an analysis of the correlation between the driving efficiency of drivers and traffic congestions on a highway. An agent-based model of highway traffic is used, where individual drivers are represented by agents undergoing single-lane unidirectional motion on a highway. In the proposed model, changes in the agent-modelling rules are able to simulate behavioural changes in driving efficiency of drivers. In addition, results from multiple simulations are compared with real life data. These comparisons show that during traffic congestions, driving efficiency of amateur drivers on a highway declines with an increase in the vehicular density on the same highway. Furthermore, this decrease in the driving efficiency of amateur drivers leads to a reduction of average velocity of all drivers on the same highway.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 22
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2016 Nov 12016 Nov 4

Other

Other19th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2016
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period16/11/116/11/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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