Empirical Approach for Determining Lane Change Distance at Obstacle Avoidance Manoeuvre

  • Zoran Miladin Papić University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences
  • Goran Zovak University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
  • Vuk Bogdanović University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences
  • Nenad Josip Saulić University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences

Abstract

The lane change of vehicles for avoiding hitting a sudden obstacle represents a significant and unique problem for traffic accident experts. Most mathematic models for determining the lane change distance are based on theoretical research studies and a lot of simplifications and approximations. In order to analyse the influence of different drivers and vehicles on a manoeuvre, an experimental research study of lane change was carried out at the test track which enables repeatability in the same conditions. The drivers were instructed to drive through the test track at a maximum speed without displacing the traffic cones. Based on the statistical analyses of the successful lane change manoeuvres an empirical model for the calculation of lane change distance for obstacle avoidance was formed. This model can be applied in the procedure of traffic accident reconstructions as well as within the development of the concept of modern intelligent vehicles.

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Zoran Miladin Papić, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences
Research assistant at University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Tehnical Sciences, Department of Traffic Engineering
Goran Zovak, University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Associate proferor on Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Vuk Bogdanović, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences
Associate proferor on Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Traffic Engineering
Nenad Josip Saulić, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences

Research Assistant on Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Traffic Engineering

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2016-07-01
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Papić ZM, Zovak G, Bogdanović V, Saulić NJ. Empirical Approach for Determining Lane Change Distance at Obstacle Avoidance Manoeuvre. Promet [Internet]. 2016Jul.1 [cited 2024May25];28(3):267-75. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/1890
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