Microscopic theory of spatial-temporal congested traffic patterns at highway bottlenecks.

@article{Kerner2003MicroscopicTO,
  title={Microscopic theory of spatial-temporal congested traffic patterns at highway bottlenecks.},
  author={Boris S. Kerner and Sergey L. Klenov},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 3 Pt 2},
  pages={036130}
}
A microscopic theory of spatial-temporal congested traffic patterns at highway bottlenecks due to on-ramps, merge bottlenecks (a reduction of highway lanes), and off-ramps is presented. The basic postulate of three-phase traffic theory is used, which claims that homogeneous (in space and time) model solutions (steady states) of synchronized flow cover a two… CONTINUE READING