Overtaking Assistant Assessment Using Traffic Simulation
2009 (English)In: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, ISSN 0968-090X, Vol. 17, no 6, 617-630 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents the results of a microscopic traffic simulationstudy of the potential effects of an overtaking assistant fortwo-lane rural roads. The overtaking assistant is developed to supportdrivers in judging whether or not an overtaking opportunitycan be accepted based on the distance to the next oncoming vehicle.Drivers have been found to consider this to be a difficultpart of an overtaking manoeuvre. The assistant’s effects on trafficefficiency, driver comfort and road safety have been investigatedusing traffic simulation. The results indicate that this type overtakingassistant can provide safety benefits in terms of increasedtime-to-collision to the next oncoming vehicle during overtakingmanoeuvres. This safety benefit can be achieved without negativeconsequences for traffic efficiency and driver comfort. A driverassistance system that supports the distance judging part of overtakingmanoeuvres can therefore contribute to improved trafficconditions on the two-lane rural roads of the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 17, no 6, 617-630 p.
Delay; Microscopic traffic simulation; Overtaking assistant; Overtaking frequency; Rural road; TTC
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12424ISI: 000270610700006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12424DiVA: diva2:58