Affordance-based computational model of driver behavior on highway systems: A colored petri net approach

Hari Thiruvengada, Ling Rothrock

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Abstract

In this paper, an affordance-based Colored Petri Net (CPN) model for representing driver behavior is proposed. We adopt a simulation-based approach and conduct an analysis of driver affordances on a driving task on highway systems. The computational CPN model is an extension of the initial conceptual CPN model and allows experimenters to enforce driving preferences as preferential turn probabilities for individual drivers on the highway system. There are two types of driver models: Confederate Driver Model (CDM) and Subject Driver Model (SDM). Whilst, the CDM follows a pre-scripted path of a confederate driver in actual empirical scenarios, the SDM uses a computational algorithm (implemented within the CPN model) to plan a path based on SDM and CDM affordance derived from attributes such as position, velocity and acceleration. This model allows experimenters to analyze and compare the set of affordances that are available for each driver within this dynamic environment. We conclude by providing a descriptive statistical analysis of the results obtained by comparing the empirical and model-predicted driver data for specific scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
Pages888-893
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Oct 7 2007Oct 10 2007

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/7/0710/10/07

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Thiruvengada, H., & Rothrock, L. (2007). Affordance-based computational model of driver behavior on highway systems: A colored petri net approach. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007 (pp. 888-893). [4413883] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2007.4413883