Characterizing Older Driver Behavior for Traffic Simulation and Emissions Modeling

Field data for velocity, acceleration and global positioning system (GPS) location will be collected on actual routes using in-vehicle instrumentation from 60 drivers in Burlington VT. Vehicles specific power will be calculated. Trends and differences in cruise, acceleration an deceleration data while drivers are not constrained by a vehicle in front of them will be explored. Video data will be sued to determine if the driver is constrained. The objective of this proposal is to compare the second-by-second driver behavior of older and middle aged drivers to determine if the aging population should be accounted for in traffic simulation and emission models.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $129020.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      UVM Transportation Center

      University of Vermont
      210 Colchester Avenue
      Burlington, VT  United States  05405
    • Principal Investigators:

      Aultman-Hall, Lisa

    • Start Date: 20070901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19941

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480777
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, UVMR20-12
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:02AM