Car Follow Behavior as Safety Driving Messages

Authors

  • Sodikin Usman Veteran Bangun Nusantara University
  • Ahmad Munawar
  • Bagus Hario Setiadji

Keywords:

Car follow, behavior, safety drive, compliance

Abstract

Car following behavior is a function of the response from stimulus affected by the relative distance and velocity. The obedience of a driver toward a brief message to keep the safety distance is identified based on the variant of distance and velocity between the lead vehicle and the following one. The message made as the warning to keep the safety distance is put at the rear part of the lead experimental car equipped with a camera of the android cellphone and ionroad professional application. It aims to explore both distance and velocity and drivers’ behavior, at the conditions, before and after the experimental car is equipped with a safety driving message. There is found a significant difference on the variant of distance and velocity between the following car with the lead car, before and after the safety driving message intalled. This finding indicates that the providing of a safety driving message to keep safety distance and velocity affects the drivers’ behavior. It also simply states that the message can make drivers compliance to the following cars.

Author Biography

Sodikin Usman, Veteran Bangun Nusantara University

Civil Engineering Department

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Published

2017-10-25

How to Cite

Usman, S., Munawar, A., & Setiadji, B. H. (2017). Car Follow Behavior as Safety Driving Messages. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(5). Retrieved from https://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS/article/view/4910

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