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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2002 Vol.3 No.4 P.412-417


Car-following models of vehicular traffic

Author(s):  WENG Yan-lin, WU Tie-jun

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Intelligent Systems and Decision Making, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   ylweng@sina.com, tjwu@iipc.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Car-following model, Stability analysis, Traffic control

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WENG Yan-lin, WU Tie-jun. Car-following models of vehicular traffic[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2002, 3(4): 412-417.

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The car-following models is a kind of microscopic simulation model for vehicular traffic, which describe the one-by-one following behaviors of vehicles in the same traffic lane. As a common traffic phenomenon, following behavior is of great importance in the micro-study of intelligent traffic control. Compared with other traffic-flow models, car-following model embodies the human factors and reflects the real traffic situation in a better way. This paper gives a systematic review of the development and actuality of car-following models by introducing and analyzing in detail the advantages and disadvantages of GHR model, OV model, CA model and fuzzy-logic model. In addition, local stability and asymptotic stability of car-following models are discussed in this paper.

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