# Statistical physics of synchronized traffic flow: Spatiotemporal competition between S→F and S→J instabilities.

@article{Kerner2019StatisticalPO, title={Statistical physics of synchronized traffic flow: Spatiotemporal competition between S→F and S→J instabilities.}, author={Boris S. Kerner}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2019}, volume={100 1-1}, pages={ 012303 } }

We have revealed statistical physics of synchronized traffic flow that is governed by a spatiotemporal competition between S→F and S→J instabilities (where F, S, and J denote, respectively, the free flow, synchronized flow, and wide moving jam traffic phases). A probabilistic analysis of synchronized flow based on simulations of a cellular automaton model in the framework of three-phase traffic theory is made. This probabilistic analysis shows that there is a finite range of the initial space…

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