Using gap sequences to estimate gap acceptance functions

Hani Mahmassani*, Yosef Sheffi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Traditional gap acceptance functions have been estimated based on the first gap observed. In this paper we show that the critical gap of drivers is decreasing on the average, as they are waiting for an acceptable gap. Our gap acceptance function is based on a probit model which assumes a normal distribution of gaps across gaps and drivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalTransportation Research Part B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Transportation
  • General Engineering


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