A statistical approach to vehicular traffic

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Freund JA, Pöschel T
Journal: Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 1995
Volume: 219
Pages range: 95-113
ISSN: 0378-4371
Language: English


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 Authors / FAU Editors

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

External institutions with authors

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

How to cite

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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