Analysis of the influence of lane changing on traffic-flow dynamics based on the cellular automaton model

Shinji Kukida, Jun Tanimoto, Aya Hagishima

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Abstract

Many cellular automaton models (CA models) have been applied to analyze traffic flow. When analyzing multilane traffic flow, it is important how we define lane-changing rules. However, conventional models have used simple lane-changing rules that are dependent only on the distance from neighboring vehicles. We propose a new lane-changing rule considering velocity differences with neighboring vehicles; in addition, we embed the rules into a variant of the NagelSchreckenberg (NaSch) model, called the S-NFS model, by considering an open boundary condition. Using numerical simulations, we clarify the basic characteristics resulting from different assumptions with respect to lane changing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-281
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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