09. Car-following: The basics by V.L. Knoop
After a short recap of last lecture, car-following models will be discussed. Firstly, the different levels of descriptions and the different levels of driving tasks will be elaborated. Herewith the difference between lateral and longitudinal will be clarified. The relevance of car-following models will be brought to attention. After a small exercise the Newell simple car-following model will be explained as well as the relation between microscopic and macroscopic models and how to find the shockwave speed.
Also read chapter 11 about longitudinal driving task models and paragraph 4.2.5 of chapter 4 about the fundamental diagram based on a car following model.
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