Concept of a Decision-Based Pedestrian Model


  • Cornelia von Krüchten Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany
  • Andreas Schadschneider Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany and Institut für Physikdidaktik, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany



modelling, perception, decision-based model, distance-to-collision, shdv model


We develop a decision-based model for pedestrian dynamics which is an extension of the Stochastic Headway Distance Velocity (SHDV) model for single-file motion to two dimensions. The model is discrete in time, but continuous in space. It combines perception, anticipation and decision-making with the simplicity and stochasticity that are characteristic for cellular automaton models. The basic concept is discussed and preliminary results show that the model yield realistic trajectories and fundamental diagrams.


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How to Cite

von Krüchten, C., & Schadschneider, A. (2020). Concept of a Decision-Based Pedestrian Model. Collective Dynamics, 5, 316–323.



Proceedings of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2018