Acceleration behaviour of the heavy vehicle drivers during the lane changing manoeuvre

Moridpour, S, Sarvi, M and Rose, G 2009, 'Acceleration behaviour of the heavy vehicle drivers during the lane changing manoeuvre', in Proceedings of the 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Auckland, New Zealand, 29 September-1 October 2009, pp. 1-9.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Acceleration behaviour of the heavy vehicle drivers during the lane changing manoeuvre
Author(s) Moridpour, S
Sarvi, M
Rose, G
Year 2009
Conference name 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 29 September-1 October 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF)
Publisher Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Abstract The speed and traffic flow oscillations reflect the macroscopic effects of heavy vehicle lane changing manoeuvres on traffic flows. The existing lane changing behaviour models mainly focus on drivers' lane changing decision and generally neglect the execution of the lane changing manoeuvre. However, several seconds is required for heavy vehicle drivers to complete a lane changing manoeuvre. Excluding the lane changing execution, may have a significant impact on estimated traffic flow characteristics, particularly in heavy traffic conditions. The acceleration behaviour of heavy vehicle drivers from the start of the lane changing until the end of the lane changing manoeuvre is analysed in this paper. The results show that the traffic characteristics of the surrounding vehicles in the current lane and the target lane have almost no effect on the acceleration behaviour of the heavy vehicle drivers in heavy traffic conditions.
Subjects Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Acceleration behaviour
Lane changing manoeuvre
Heavy vehicles
Heavy traffic conditions.
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