Understanding Bicycle Dynamics and Cyclist Behavior from Naturalistic Field Data
Journal article, 2014

As technology advances, motorized vehicles employ newer, more intelligent systems to improve drivers’ safety and mobility. The evolution of these systems is supported by increasingly accurate models for driver behavior and vehicle dynamics. Despite the significant role of non-motorized vehicles such as bicycles in traffic accidents, the evolution of in-vehicle intelligent systems has no counterpart for bicycles. Part of the reason is that, to date, models for bicyclist behavior are absent, and models for bicycle dynamics limited. This paper presents a platform for collecting field data from bicycles, and shows how such data can support the development of intelligent systems by offering novel insights into bicycle dynamics and bicyclist behavior.

bicycle dynamics

Bicyclist behaviour

cycling safety

intelligent systems

naturalistic data

vulnerable road users


Marco Dozza

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Andre Fernandez

Chalmers, Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers (SAFER)

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

1524-9050 (ISSN) 1558-0016 (eISSN)

Vol. 15 1 376-384 6595621

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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