Simulation Model for Vehicle and Pedestrian Interaction Considering Road Crossing Activities

  • Bruno R. Werberich
  • Carlos O. Pretto
  • Helena B. B. Cybis
Conference paper


This paper addresses the pedestrian road-crossing modeling problem. The model presented in this paper has been devised to provide a sound representation of interaction among pedestrians and a more realistic approach for interaction between pedestrians and vehicles. The present research proposes the analysis of two different pedestrian crossing behaviors. One crossing behavior considers a fixed area for pedestrians cross a road. The second one considers pedestrians searching for a gap while walking on the sidewalk. This paper presents the analysis of 180 simulations, considering 18 different parameters settings. From the results of the present research, the analysis of variance (ANOVA) shows that both variables, average headway of vehicles and pedestrian behavior, were statistically significant.


Pedestrian crossings Pedestrian behavior Agent simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno R. Werberich
    • 1
  • Carlos O. Pretto
    • 1
  • Helena B. B. Cybis
    • 1
  1. 1.Production Engineering DepartmentFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGSPorto AlegreBrazil

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