Title

Modeling Route Choice Behavior with Stochastic Learning Automata

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Transportation Research Board

First page number:

38

Last page number:

46

Abstract

Day-to-day route choice behavior of drivers is analyzed by the introduction of a new route choice model developed using stochastic learning automata (SLA) theory. This day-to-day route choice model addresses the learning behavior of travelers on the basis of experienced travel time and day-to-day learning. To calibrate the penalties of the model, an Internet-based route choice simulator (IRCS) was developed. The IRCS is a traffic simulation model that represents within-day and day-to-day fluctuations in traffic and was developed using Java programming. The calibrated SLA model is then applied to a simple transportation network to test if global user equilibrium, instantaneous equilibrium, and driver learning have occurred over a period of time. It is observed that the developed stochastic learning model accurately depicts the day-to-day learning behavior of travelers. Finally, the sample network converges to equilibrium in terms of both global user and instantaneous equilibrium.

Keywords

Automobile drivers; Learning models (Stochastic processes); Traffic engineering; Traffic flow; Travel time (Traffic engineering)

Disciplines

Applied Mathematics | Controls and Control Theory | Theory and Algorithms | Transportation

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/1752-06

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