Simple parking strategies

@article{Krapivsky2019SimplePS,
  title={Simple parking strategies},
  author={Paul L. Krapivsky and Sidney Redner},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
  year={2019}
}
  • P. Krapivsky, S. Redner
  • Published 14 April 2019
  • Education
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
We investigate simple strategies that embody the decisions that one faces when trying to park near a popular destination. Should one park far from the target (destination), where finding a spot is easy, but then be faced with a long walk, or should one attempt to look for a desirable spot close to the target, where spots may be hard to find? We study an idealized parking process on a one-dimensional geometry where the desired target is located at $x=0$, cars enter the system from the right at a… 
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