Analysis of Driver Performance and Operations at Intersections Auxilliary Through Lanes

The proposed research will address the driver performance and corresponding operations resulting from an added short lane at signalized intersections. This research will involve the following tasks: (1) a capacity analysis of intersections in the surrounding area; (2) calibrated and validated microsimulation model for intersections with added short lanes based upon lane utilization (i.e., a comparison of predicted versus actual); and (3) a driving simulator experiment will be initiated. This experiment will test the reactions of drivers in various simulated short lane merge scenarios across a series of independent variables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research project done at University of Massachusetts-Amherst


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)

    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Christofa, Eleni

    Knodler, Michael

  • Start Date: 20150401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39213

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC53
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2015 1:00AM