Coexisting phases and lattice dependence of a cellular automaton model for traffic flow.

  • R. M. D'Souza
  • Published 2005 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
The Biham-Middleton-Levine traffic model is perhaps the simplest system exhibiting phase transitions and self-organization. Moreover, it is an underpinning to extensive modern studies of traffic flow. The general belief is that the system exhibits a sharp phase transition from freely flowing to fully jammed, as a function of initial density of cars. However… (More)