Multilayer Modeling of Driver Behavior Based on Hierarchical Mode Segmentation

  • Hiroyuki Okuda
  • Ato Nakano
  • Tatsuya Suzuki
  • Soichiro Hayakawa
  • Shinkichi Inagaki


This chapter presents a new hierarchical mode segmentation of the observed driving behavioral data based on the multiple levels of abstraction of the underlying dynamics. By synthesizing the ideas of a feature vector definition revealing the dynamical characteristics and an unsupervised clustering technique, the hierarchical mode segmentation is achieved. The identified mode can be regarded as a kind of symbol in the abstract model of the behavior. Some applications of the proposed model are also discussed.


Driver behavior Formal grammar Hierarchical clustering Hybrid system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Okuda
    • 1
  • Ato Nakano
    • 1
  • Tatsuya Suzuki
    • 1
  • Soichiro Hayakawa
    • 2
  • Shinkichi Inagaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Mie UniversityTsu CityJapan

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