Unified Driver Model simulation and its application to the automotive, rail and maritime domains
Journal article, 2013

This paper describes the implementation of a model of a driver into a computerised numerical simulation. The model is developed to capture the essential characteristics and common aspects of cognition and behaviour of a human being in control of a "vehicle" in different surface transport systems, namely trains, cars and ships. The main functions of the simulation are discussed as well as the experiments carried out in different types of driving simulators to support the estimation of the parameters utilised in the numerical simulation. The validation processes carried out in the rail and maritime domains are also discussed together with a critical review of capacities and limitations of the proposed approach.


P. C. Cacciabue


S. Enjalbert

University of Lille

Håkan Söderberg

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations

A. Tapani

Linköping University

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour

1369-8478 (ISSN)

Vol. 21 315-327

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering




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