Integrating Human Behavior toward the Development of Safer Cooperative Automated Transportation: Implementation of SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study

The proposed research will concentrate on utilizing the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data to understand the complex nature of human behavior, incorporate the behavior for the development of Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) and investigate the CAT capacity at different levels of Market Penetration Rates (MPR). Eleven tasks under two phases will be conducted to fulfill the main objective of this research. The primary phase will employ the SHRP2 NDS data to investigate different driving actions for behavior cloning; then, based on the behavior cloning, the second phase will focus on integrating the human behavior into CAT and evaluate the CAT capability.