Cooperative Lane-Change and Longitudinal Behaviour Model Extension for TraffSim

  • Christian BackfriederEmail author
  • Gerald Ostermayer
  • Manuel Lindorfer
  • Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9704)


Behaviors of drivers have an important influence on the throughput, safety and traffic flow of vehicular transportation systems. Especially in simulation scenarios, a smooth, realistic and fully reliable lane-change model is a precondition to achieve reasonable results. An extraordinary challenge is provided by situations with multiple congested lanes, including vehicles intending to change to the adjacent lane even if the target lane is occupied by vehicles stuck in a traffic jam. This paper addresses this special use case by introducing Cooperative Lane-Change and Longitudinal Behaviour Model Extension (CLLxt), which can be applied as an extension to models from literature. The result is a simple but well-functioning cooperative model, which covers both participants, the vehicle intending to change the lane and others which need to react to this intention by providing space. The utilization of CLLxt is demonstrated with an example in TraffSim.


Lane-change model Traffic simulation Cooperative lane-change 



This project has been co-financed by the European Union using financial means of the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE). Further information to IWB/EFRE is available at


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Backfrieder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gerald Ostermayer
    • 1
  • Manuel Lindorfer
    • 1
  • Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Group Networks and MobilityUAS Upper AustriaHagenbergAustria
  2. 2.Christian Doppler Lab Wireless Technology for Sustainable MobilityVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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