Investigating the behaviors of cyclists and pedestrians under automated shuttle operation




To understand the influence of the automated shuttles on active modes as pedestrians and bicyclists, data was collected at the pilot site Linköping within the context of the European project SHOW, where AS provide regular transport service on the campus and run along a corridor restricted to bike and pedestrian traffic with pre-defined stops. Three types of data were collected, i.e. video data, shuttle data and traffic counts with use of Telraam, while the first one was the main data source for analyzing VRU behaviors and the others were used for checking the validity of video data. The investigation mainly focused on VRU’s space usage, speed, acceleration and lateral position and distance with and without AS presence. Bikes maneuvers, compatible with overtaking, were also examined. The analysis results can help for simulation model improvement.


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How to Cite

Flötteröd, Y.-P., Pereira, I., Olstam, J., & Bieker-Walz, L. (2022). Investigating the behaviors of cyclists and pedestrians under automated shuttle operation. SUMO Conference Proceedings, 3, 69–82.



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