27 January 1998 Extraction of driver behavior information from traffic video to support microscopic traffic simulation
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Proceedings Volume 3207, Intelligent Transportation Systems; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300846
Event: Intelligent Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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.
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Alan C. Chachich, Alan C. Chachich, Masroor Hasan, Masroor Hasan, David Cuneo, David Cuneo, } "Extraction of driver behavior information from traffic video to support microscopic traffic simulation", Proc. SPIE 3207, Intelligent Transportation Systems, (27 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300846; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300846

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