Cellular automata models of traffic flow along a highway containing a junction

Simon C. Benjamin, Neil F Johnson, P. M. Hui

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Abstract

We examine various realistic generalizations of the basic cellular automaton model describing traffic flow along a highway. In particular, we introduce a slow-to-start rule which simulates a possible delay before a car pulls away from being stationary. Having discussed the case of a bare highway, we then consider the presence of a junction. We study the effects of acceleration, disorder, and slow-to-start behaviour on the queue length at the entrance to the highway. Interestingly, the junction's efficiency is improved by introducing disorder along the highway, and by imposing a speed limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3119-3127
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Cellular Automaton Model
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Cellular automata models of traffic flow along a highway containing a junction. / Benjamin, Simon C.; Johnson, Neil F; Hui, P. M.

In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 29, No. 12, 1996, p. 3119-3127.

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Benjamin, Simon C. ; Johnson, Neil F ; Hui, P. M. / Cellular automata models of traffic flow along a highway containing a junction. In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General. 1996 ; Vol. 29, No. 12. pp. 3119-3127.
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