High Resolution Modeling of Vehicle-Pedestrian Interactions for Estimating Pedestrian Risk at the Black Spots


The geo-referenced police data on the number of traffic accidents clearly point to "Black Spots", where the accident rate remains high in months and years. Road safety research, however, is still far from understanding why a certain place on a road is risky. The paper presents the SAFEPED - microscopic 3D simulation of the Black Spot dynamics. The SAFEPAD simulator is build using Microsoft DirectX Technology (Figure 1) and its agents can behave autonomously, according to a predetermined set of rules or be guided by one or more human users. We consider SAFEPAD as a test platform for evaluating experimentally estimated drivers' and pedestrians' behavioral rules and employ it for estimating accident risks in different traffic scenarios.

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