Regular transport dynamics produce chaotic travel times

Jorge Villalobos, Víctor Muñoz, José Rogan, Roberto Zarama, Neil F Johnson, Benjamín Toledo, Juan Alejandro Valdivia

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Abstract

In the hope of making passenger travel times shorter and more reliable, many cities are introducing dedicated bus lanes (e.g., Bogota, London, Miami). Here we show that chaotic travel times are actually a natural consequence of individual bus function, and hence of public transport systems more generally, i.e., chaotic dynamics emerge even when the route is empty and straight, stops and lights are equidistant and regular, and loading times are negligible. More generally, our findings provide a novel example of chaotic dynamics emerging from a single object following Newton's laws of motion in a regularized one-dimensional system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number062922
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2014

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Villalobos, J., Muñoz, V., Rogan, J., Zarama, R., Johnson, N. F., Toledo, B., & Valdivia, J. A. (2014). Regular transport dynamics produce chaotic travel times. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 89(6), [062922]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.062922

Regular transport dynamics produce chaotic travel times. / Villalobos, Jorge; Muñoz, Víctor; Rogan, José; Zarama, Roberto; Johnson, Neil F; Toledo, Benjamín; Valdivia, Juan Alejandro.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 89, No. 6, 062922, 27.06.2014.

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Villalobos, J, Muñoz, V, Rogan, J, Zarama, R, Johnson, NF, Toledo, B & Valdivia, JA 2014, 'Regular transport dynamics produce chaotic travel times', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 89, no. 6, 062922. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.062922
Villalobos, Jorge ; Muñoz, Víctor ; Rogan, José ; Zarama, Roberto ; Johnson, Neil F ; Toledo, Benjamín ; Valdivia, Juan Alejandro. / Regular transport dynamics produce chaotic travel times. In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2014 ; Vol. 89, No. 6.
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