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Extraction of driver behavior information from traffic video to support microscopic traffic simulation
Author(s): Alan C. Chachich; Masroor Hasan; David Cuneo
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Paper Abstract

Microscopic traffic simulators capture the effects of driver behavior and so provide results not available from other types of traffic simulation. In order to fulfil this potential though, the behavior related models in the simulator must use parameters based on real measured driver behavior. We have turned to analyzing locally collected video traffic data to support our simulation of a new network in Boston. We used a recently developed software tool to extract the driver behavior information. This paper discusses the important tradeoffs in camera sitting and how they affect the subsequent data processing.We also describe the calibration procedures and field measurements necessary to extract information using this software. We present some of the driver behavior data we developed in this effort. The procedures described here can successfully generate the driver behavior information to support accurate microscopic modeling of vehicular traffic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3207, Intelligent Transportation Systems, (27 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300846
Show Author Affiliations
Alan C. Chachich, MIT Ctr. for Transportation Studies (United States)
Masroor Hasan, MIT Ctr. for Transportation Studies (United States)
David Cuneo, MIT Ctr. for Transportation Studies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3207:
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Marten J. de Vries; Pushkin Kachroo; Kaan Ozbay; Alan C. Chachich, Editor(s)

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