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Lane changing behaviour on motorways and other roads

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. This is also true for roads with traffic signals. It is not known how drivers choose their lane of preference. 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.

Start date:
January 1, 2020

Research topic:
Remaining topics

Related projects:
Lane Choice Behaviour for Traffic Signals