Will jams get worse when slow cars move over ?

@inproceedings{Schmittmann2005WillJG,
  title={Will jams get worse when slow cars move over ?},
  author={Beate Schmittmann and Justin Krometis and R. K. P. Zia},
  year={2005}
}
– Motivated by an analogy with traffic, we simulate two species of particles ('vehicles'), moving stochastically in opposite directions on a two-lane ring road. Each species prefers one lane over the other, controlled by a parameter 0 ≤ b ≤ 1 such that b = 0 corresponds to random lane choice and b = 1 to perfect 'laning'. We find that the system displays one large cluster ('jam') whose size increases with b, contrary to intuition. Even more remarkably, the lane 'charge' (a measure for the… CONTINUE READING

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