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

  title={Statistical physics of synchronized traffic flow: Spatiotemporal competition between S→F and S→J instabilities.},
  author={Boris S. Kerner},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={100 1-1},
  • B. Kerner
  • Published 25 March 2019
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E
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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