The effect of surrounding traffic characteristics on lane changing behaviour

Moridpour, S, Rose, G and Sarvi, M 2010, 'The effect of surrounding traffic characteristics on lane changing behaviour', Journal of Transportation Engineering, vol. 136, no. 11, pp. 1-12.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The effect of surrounding traffic characteristics on lane changing behaviour
Author(s) Moridpour, S
Rose, G
Sarvi, M
Year 2010
Journal name Journal of Transportation Engineering
Volume number 136
Issue number 11
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Abstract Lane changing maneuvers could have a substantial influence on traffic flow characteristics as a result of their interfering effect on surrounding vehicles. The interference effect of lane changing is more pronounced when heavy vehicles change lanes compared to when passenger cars undertake the same maneuver. This is due to the physical effects that the heavy vehicles impose on surrounding traffic. This paper investigates and compares the traffic flow characteristics which influence the lane changing behavior of heavy vehicle and passenger car drivers on freeways under heavy traffic conditions. A trajectory dataset comprising 28 heavy vehicle and 28 passenger car lane changing maneuvers is analyzed in this study. The results suggest a substantial difference exists between the traffic characteristics influencing the lane changing behavior of heavy vehicle and passenger car drivers. Heavy vehicles' speed changes little during a lane changing maneuver. Heavy vehicle drivers mainly move into the slower lanes to prevent obstructing the fast moving vehicles which approach from the rear. However, passenger car drivers increase their speed according to the speeds of the lead and lag vehicles in the target lane. They more commonly move into the faster lanes to gain
Keyword(s) trucks
automobiles
traffic analysis
traffic congestion
DOI - identifier 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943.-5436.0000165
Copyright notice Copyright © 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN 0733-947X
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