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Time-series model for vehicle speeds


  • Mahalel, David
  • Hakkert, Alfred S.


This paper presents a time-series model for the spot speeds of vehicles on a road section. Based on time-series analysis techniques, the model incorporates information on the extent of existing dependency between the speeds of successive vehicles. The model for the data is chosen while relying heavily on the data, and thus emphasis is given to their special characteristics. The advantages of using the model are examined with regard to the relative speed of two successive vehicles along a road section. The results are compared with those obtained by using a model of independent observations; fewer errors are obtained with the time-series model. Therefore, it is concluded that the sequence of speed observations contains valuable information which should be incorporated into speed models.

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  • Mahalel, David & Hakkert, Alfred S., 1985. "Time-series model for vehicle speeds," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 217-225, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transb:v:19:y:1985:i:3:p:217-225

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