Conference Papers

Reconsider Your Strategy - An Agent-Based Conceptualisation of Compensatory Driver Behaviour

AuthorMarco L├╝tzenberger, Sebastian Ahrndt, Benjamin Hirsch, Nils Masuch, Axel He├čler, Sahin Albayrak
SourceProceedings of the 15th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2012), Anchorage, AK, USA, 340-346 

Currently, there are many models available which can be used to describe a driver's behaviour for a traffic simulation. Despite the number of available formalisms it is our opinion that existing approaches neglect the interplay between the simulation topology and strategic decisions of simulated drivers. Existing models either disregard strategy updates or focus on short-term strategies only. In this paper we tackle this problem and propose a model which incorporates (long-term) strategic reactions of simulated drivers to influences of the surrounding infrastructure. In doing so, we formalise a certain type of human behaviour which is commonly known as strategic-level compensation.