A simulation environment for analysis and optimization of driver models

A simulation environment for evaluation and optimization of driver models is introduced and described. The simulation environment features models of vehicles and drivers, as well as a representation of the traffic environment (roads, buildings etc.). In addition, an optimization framework based on stochastic optimization algorithms has been implemented as an integral part of the simulation environment. Given observed (time series) data of driver behavior and, possibly, vehicle dynamics, the optimization framework can be used for inferring driver model parameters. The simulation environment has been evaluated in two scenarios, one involving emergency braking and one involving a double lane change.

Author(s)
Ola Benderius, Gustav Markkula, Krister Wolff, Mattias Wahde
Publication type
Published in
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, July 2011, Orlando
Project
QUADRA - Quantitative Driver Behavior Modeling for Active Safety Assessment (A15)
Year of publication
2011

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