A statistical approach to vehicular traffic

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Autor(en): Freund JA, Pöschel T
Zeitschrift: Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 1995
Band: 219
Seitenbereich: 95-113
ISSN: 0378-4371
Sprache: Englisch


A two-dimensional cellular automaton is introduced to model the flow and jamming of vehicular traffic in cities. Each site of the automaton represents a crossing where a finite number of cars can wait approaching the crossing from each of the four directions. The flow of cars obeys realistic traffic rules. We investigate the dependence of the average velocity of cars on the global traffic density. At a critical threshold for the density the average velocity reduces drastically caused by jamming. For the low-density regime we provide analytical results which agree with the numerical results. © 1995.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Pöschel, Thorsten Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Freund, J.A., & Pöschel, T. (1995). A statistical approach to vehicular traffic. Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 219, 95-113. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-4371(95)00170-C

Freund, Jan A., and Thorsten Pöschel. "A statistical approach to vehicular traffic." Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications 219 (1995): 95-113.


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