THEORY OF CONGESTED TRAFFIC FLOW: SELF-ORGANIZATION WITHOUT BOTTLENECKS

This paper contains the results of experimental observations of the phenomena of self-organization in traffic flow on German highways. The observations allow one to suggest that there are at least two phenomena of "self-organization without bottlenecks" in real traffic flow: (1) spontaneous formation of a local region of synchronized traffic flow in initially free traffic flow; and (2) spontaneous formation of a traffic jam in synchronized traffic flow. A theory of congested traffic flow which may qualitatively explain these and other diverse effects of self-organization in real traffic flow is discussed.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 147-171

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080434487
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2000 12:00AM