Y. Luo and L. Bölöni

Modeling lane preferences in agent-based multi-lane highway simulation


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Y. Luo and L. Bölöni. Modeling lane preferences in agent-based multi-lane highway simulation. In Proc. of 26th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS-2011), pp. 263–268, October 2011.

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Abstract:

Simulation of highway driving was traditionally the domain of virtual physics based models. Yet, traffic simulation is incomplete without considering the drivers' conscious strategic and tactical behavior. These aspects can be naturally simulated through an agent-based driver model, which, however, needs to act through the virtual physics model which represents the physical vehicle and the subconscious aspects of the driver behavior. In this paper, we describe a model of the strategic lane preferences of the drivers, with a special attention to the optimal lane positioning for a safe exit. Our experiments show that the simulated traffic of Orlando's Highway 408 matches well with the real world traffic data. The increased simulation detail can be applied to crash prediction and the control of intelligent transportation system devices, such as variable speed limits.

BibTeX:

@inproceedings{Luo-2011-ISCIS,
title = "Modeling lane preferences in agent-based multi-lane highway simulation",
author = "Y. Luo and L. B{\"o}l{\"o}ni",
booktitle = "Proc. of 26th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS-2011)",
year = "2011",
month = "October",
pages = "263--268",
abstract = {
  Simulation of highway driving was traditionally the domain of virtual
  physics based models. Yet, traffic simulation is incomplete without
  considering the drivers' conscious strategic and tactical behavior.
  These aspects can be naturally simulated through an agent-based
  driver model, which, however, needs to act through the virtual
  physics model which represents the physical vehicle and the
  subconscious aspects of the driver behavior.
  In this paper, we describe a model of the strategic lane preferences
  of the drivers, with a special attention to the optimal lane
  positioning for a safe exit. Our experiments show that the simulated
  traffic of Orlando's Highway 408 matches well with the real world
  traffic data. The increased simulation detail can be applied to crash
  prediction and the control of intelligent transportation system
  devices, such as variable speed limits.
 }
}

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