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3 s) with only the second one being viable. 3 s. 3 s. The distance function is estimated using Eq. 3 s: xðtÞ ¼ 45ð5, 280=3, 600Þ Â 4:3 À 12ð4:3Þ2 1:5 ð4:3Þ3 À ¼ 153:0 ft 2 6 This is the distance traveled after the vehicle starts decelerating. We also need to account for the distance the vehicle will travel during the driver’s reaction time and before applying the brakes. Based on Eq. 4), the vehicle will travel at its initial speed of 45 mph for a distance of xðtÞ ¼ vt ¼ 45ð5, 280=3, 600Þ Â 1 ¼ 66 ft Thus, the vehicle will travel for a total of 66 + 153 ¼ 219 ft before stopping, which is longer than the initial distance of 200 ft.
Regardless of these limitations, the Pipes model opened the door to significant development in the area of car-following. Starting from the system of Eq. 5) In this form, the Pipes model is similar to the stimulus-response type models developed by Gazis, Herman, Rothery, and others (also known as GHR models or GM models, because they were developed and tested at the General Motors 38 2 Modeling Vehicle Interactions and the Movement of Groups of Vehicles laboratory). 6) where Δt is the next time interval (it can also be interpreted as the reaction time), λm,l represented a sensitivity parameter, and m and l are calibration exponents.
Conversely, the design characteristics of a facility are set as a 24 1 Modeling the Motion of a Single Vehicle Fig. 8 The impact of the driving environment on vehicle trajectories function of vehicle size and performance and driver abilities. Thus, the impact of the driving environment interacts with the driver and vehicle characteristics to produce the resulting vehicle trajectories. The remainder of this section briefly discusses the five categories of environmental characteristics that affect vehicle motion.