Further Steps towards Driver Modeling According to the Bayesian Programming Approach

  • Claus Möbus
  • Mark Eilers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5620)


The Human Centered Design (HCD) of Partial Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems (PADAS) requires Digital Human Models (DHMs) of human control strategies for simulating traffic scenarios. We describe first results to model lateral and longitudinal control behavior of drivers with simple dynamic Bayesian sensory-motor models according to the Bayesian Programming (BP) approach: Bayesian Autonomous Driver (BAD) models. BAD models are learnt from multivariate time series of driving episodes generated by single or groups of users. The variables of the time series describe phenomena and processes of perception, cognition, and action control of drivers. BAD models reconstruct the joint probability distribution (JPD) of those variables by a composition of conditional probability distributions (CPDs). The real-time control of virtual vehicles is achieved by inferring the appropriate actions under the evidence of sensory percepts with the help of the reconstructed JPD.


digital human response models driver models Bayesian autonomous driver models learning of human control strategies probabilistic Bayesian lateral and longitudinal control graphical modeling human behavior learning and transfer Bayesian Programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Möbus
    • 1
  • Mark Eilers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Oldenburg / OFFISGermany

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