Modelling of urban pedestrian environments for simulation of the motion of small vehicles
This paper has two aims. The first is to describe the results of initial experiments to understand the relationship between the speed of an electric scooter and the density of pedestrians. The second is to explain how subsequent experiments will be used to create a pedestrian model to better understand pedestrianvehicle avoidance behaviour. The first aim has been achieved in Genoa by calculating the scooter velocity and associated pedestrian density. Then the design of future experiments, which will be carried out at the PAMELA Laboratory at UCL are described. The results of these additional experiments will be used as inputs to the SiVic simulator - this is able to simulate real-time driving of a PICAV. The SiVic simulator allows changes to the control system of the PICAV vehicle to be tested. The details of these additional experiments and the process of integrating these results into the SiVic simulator are described herewith. Copyright © (2011) by CAL-TEK S.r.l.