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A quantitative approach to behavioural analysis of drivers in highways using particle filtering

Mamouei, M. H., Kaparias, I. & Halikias, G. (2016). A quantitative approach to behavioural analysis of drivers in highways using particle filtering. Transportation Planning and Technology, 39(1), doi: 10.1080/03081060.2015.1108084


The analysis of driving behaviour is a challenging task in the transport field that has numerous applications, ranging from highway design to micro-simulation and the development of advanced driver assistance systems. There has been evidence suggesting changes in the driving behaviour in response to changes in traffic conditions, and this is known as adaptive driving behaviour. Identifying these changes and the conditions under which they happen, and describing them in a systematic way, contributes greatly to the accuracy of micro-simulation, and more importantly to the understanding of the traffic flow, and therefore paves the way for introducing further improvements with respect to the efficiency of the transport network. In this paper adaptive driving behaviour is linked to changes in the parameters of a given car-following model. These changes are tracked using a dynamic system identification method, called particle filtering. Subsequently, the dynamic parameter estimates are further processed to identify critical points where significant changes in the system take place.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transportation Planning and Technology on 1 Dec 2015, available online:
Publisher Keywords: Adaptive driving behaviour, particle filtering, car-following models, dynamic system identification, calibration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
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