A quantitative driver model of pre-crash brake onset and control
Paper in proceeding, 2017

An existing modelling framework is leveraged to create a driver braking model for use in simulations of critical longitudinal scenarios with a slower or braking lead vehicle. The model applies intermittent brake adjustments to minimize accumulated looming prediction error. It is here applied to the simulation of a set of lead vehicle scenarios. The simulation results in terms of brake initiation timing and brake jerk are demonstrated to capture well the specific types of kinematics-dependencies that have been recently reported from naturalistic near-crashes and crashes.


Driver model


brake behavior


Malin Svärd

Gustav M Markkula

Johan A Skifs Engström

Fredrik Granum

Jonas Bärgman

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

Vol. 61 1 339 - 343

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