|Title||Vehicle longitudinal control and traffic stream modeling|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ni D, Leonard JD, Jia C, Wang J|
|Pagination||1016 - 1031|
|Keywords||car following, fundamental diagram, mathematical modeling, traffic flow theory|
A simple yet efficient traffic flow model, in particular one that describes vehicle longitudinal operational control and further characterizes a traffic flow fundamental diagram, is always desirable. Though many models have been proposed in the past with each having its own merits, research in this area is far from conclusive. This paper contributes a new model, i.e., the longitudinal control model, to the arsenal with a unique set of properties. The model is suited for a variety of transportation applications, among which a concrete example is provided in this paper.