The parameters in a statistical theory of multiple-lane traffic have been determined from two independent sets of data. The numerical values of the parameters calculated by four different methods of estimation are in essential agreement with one another. The data suggest the important role of adaptive human behavior in determining the characteristics of congested flow. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Science, Vol. 179, 2 March 1973, pp 918-20.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48090

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Free University of Brussels, Belgium

    Avenue Ad. Buyl, 87
    B-1050 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Herman, R
    • Lam, T
    • Prigogine, I
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM