A quantitative driver model of pre-crash brake onset and control

An existing modelling framework is leveraged to create a driver braking model for use in simulations of critical longitudinal scenarios with a slower or braking lead vehicle. The model applies intermittent brake adjustments to minimize accumulated looming prediction error. It is here applied to the simulation of a set of lead vehicle scenarios. The simulation results in terms of brake initiation timing and brake jerk are demonstrated to capture well the specific types of kinematics-dependencies that have been recently reported from naturalistic near-crashes and crashes.

Svärd, M., Markkula, G., Engström, J., Granum, F., & Bärgman, J.
Research area
Road user behaviour
Publication type
Scientific journal paper
Published in
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Year of publication