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Background: The purpose of this study is to examine, using bibliometric methods, the work done on behavior prediction of traffic actors for autonomous vehicles using various artificial intelligence algorithms from 2011 to 2020.

Methods: Using one of the most common databases, Scopus, numerous papers on behavior prediction of traffic actors for autonomous vehicles were retrieved. The research papers are being considered for the period from 2011 to 2020. The Scopus analyzer is used to obtain some results of the study, such as documents by year, source, and country and so on. VOSviewer Version 1.6.16 is used for the analysis of different units such as co-authorship, co-occurrences, citation analysis etc.

Results: In our study, a database search outputs a total of 275 articles on behavior prediction for autonomous vehicle from 2011 to 2020. Statistical analysis and network analysis shows the maximum articles are published in the years 2019 and 2020 with United State contributed the largest number of documents. Network analysis of different parameters shows a good potential of the topic in terms of research.

Conclusions: Scopus keyword search outcome has 272 articles with English language having the largest number. Authors, documents, country, affiliation etc are statically analyzed and indicates the potential of the topic. Network analysis of different parameters indicates that, there is a lot of scope to contribute in the further research in terms of advanced algorithms of computer vision, deep learning, machine learning and explainable artificial intelligence.