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Traffic jams: dynamics and control

Orosz, Gábor, Wilson, R. Eddie and Stépán, Gábor (2010) Traffic jams: dynamics and control Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, 368, (1928), pp. 4455-4479. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0205).

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This introductory paper reviews the current state-of-the-art scientific methods used for modelling, analysing and controlling the dynamics of vehicular traffic. Possible mechanisms underlying traffic jam formation and propagation are presented from a dynamical viewpoint. Stable and unstable motions are described that may give the skeleton of traffic dynamics, and the effects of driver behaviour are emphasized in determining the emergent state in a vehicular system. At appropriate points, references are provided to the papers published in the corresponding Theme Issue.

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Published date: 13 October 2010
Keywords: vehicular traffic, congestion, stop-and-go waves, hopf bifurcation, driver reaction time, unstable waves


Local EPrints ID: 184227
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: 3a118420-ffbb-4e55-a7a3-011dceadf8b2

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Date deposited: 06 May 2011 09:11
Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:34

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Author: Gábor Orosz
Author: R. Eddie Wilson
Author: Gábor Stépán

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