A Perceptually Inspired Driver Model for Speed Control in Curves

Virgilio Gruppelaar, Rene van Paassen, Max Mulder, David Abbink
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)  
Understanding speed control in driving is important for analysis of road geometry and for the development of driver support assistance devices. Current models for speed selection are primarily based on the relation between road geometry and observed speeds. This study proposes a more detailed model that relates individual speed control to accelerator and brake pedal, based on perception of the visual scene as captured by the Extended Tangent Point (ETP). We investigated the potential of the the
more » ... otential of the the Time to ETP (TETP) as input for accelerator and brake pedal control. Based on observations from driving studies, we propose a model, and tuning rules to adjust the model parameters to observed behavior. A simulator experiment showed that, after individualization of the thresholds using a binary classification method, the model is capable of accurately capturing individual speed adaptation of 15 drivers on single lane roads with multiple curves.
doi:10.1109/smc.2018.00220 dblp:conf/smc/GruppelaarPMA18 fatcat:piwg6cyennhnnkoukr3ceffm5m