raffic jam dynamics in a car-following model with reaction-time delay and stochasticity of drivers

G Orosz, B Krauskopf, RE Wilson

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Abstract

We consider an optimal-velocity car-following model with reaction-time delay of drivers, where the characteristics of the drivers change according to a suitably calibrated random walk. In the absence of this stochasticity we find stable and almost stable oscillations that correspond to stop-and-go traffic jams that eventually merge or disperse. We study how the distribution of the merging times depends on the parameters of the random walk. Our numerical simulations suggest that the motion of the fronts into and out of traffic jams may be subject to a `macroscopic' random walk
Translated title of the contributionraffic jam dynamics in a car-following model with reaction-time delay and stochasticity of drivers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th IFAC workshop on Time-Delay Systems 2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: L'Aquila, Italy

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