A road which narrows at a bottleneck from an infinity lane road to a one-lane road is studied with the aid of two stochastic processes. Special attention is given to headways and gaps. At the bottleneck an equilibrium headway can be viewed as the maximum of a shifted exponential random variable and a minimum headway. After the bottleneck the situation becomes far more complicated. However, limiting results are obtained for headways and gaps at a large distance from the bottleneck. The asymptotic behavior of headways and gaps is largely determined by the behavior of the desired speed distribution at the lower extreme of its support.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

    Department of Mathematical Statistics
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Koning, A J
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Pagination: 19 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00494857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS-R8714
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM