Modeling chain collisions in vehicular networks with variable penetration rates

Tian, Daxin, Zhou, Jianshan, Wang, Yunpeng, Sheng, Zhengguo, Xia, Haiying and Yi, Zhenguo (2016) Modeling chain collisions in vehicular networks with variable penetration rates. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 69. 36 - 59. ISSN 0968-090X

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Abstract

Abstract The vehicular ad hoc network has great potential in improving traffic safety. One of the most important and interesting issues in the research community is the safety evaluation with limited penetration rates of vehicles equipped with inter-vehicular communications. In this paper, a stochastic model is proposed for analyzing the vehicle chain collisions. It takes into account the influences of different penetration rates, the stochastic nature of inter-vehicular distance distribution, and the different kinematic parameters related to driver and vehicle. The usability and accuracy of this model is tested and proved by comparative experiments with Monte Carlo simulations. The collision outcomes of a platoon in different penetration rates and traffic scenarios are also analyzed based on this model. These results are useful to provide theoretical insights into the safety control of a heterogeneous platoon.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Stochastic model
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA0329 Engineering mathematics. Engineering analysis
Depositing User: Zhengguo Sheng
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 09:24
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 15:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61271

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