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Lane changing behaviour at bottlenecks on motorways

On motorways, lane change decisions and choices have not been fully understood. This is especially true at interacting bottlenecks where the lane changing activity is dependent upon a multitude of reasons and  simple gap acceptance models cannot be used to explain them. Interacting bottlenecks implies that multiple bottlenecks such as lane drops, ramps etc. lie in close vicinity to one another impacting the lane change decision making of drivers near them. In order to come up with efficient traffic control measures at such critical locations, it is important to understand the lane change dynamics. Therefore, it is interested to  investigate the underlying reasons behind lane changing activity at such locations in different conditions to come up with more realistic lane change models.

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January 1, 2020

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