Traffic flow simulation dovetailed with evolutionary game theory

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Abstract

Previous work (Yamauchi et al., PRE 79 and Nakata et al., Physica A 389) found several social-dilemma structures in phases of traffic flows created by bottlenecks resulting from lane closings. We investigate another question: whether or not such structures can be formed from frequent lane changes in a usual traffic flow without any explicit bottlenecks. In our model system, two classes of driver-agents coexist: C-agents (cooperative strategy) always remain in the lane they are initially assigned, while D-agents (defective strategy) try to change lanes to move ahead. In relatively high-density flows, such as the metastable and high-density phases, we found structures that correspond to either n-person Prisoner's Dilemma (n-PD) games or to quasi-PD games. In these situations, lane changes by D-agents create heavy traffic jams that reduce social efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIMULTECH 2014 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
EditorsMohammad S. Obaidat, Janusz Kacprzyk, Tuncer Oren
PublisherSciTePress
ISBN (Electronic)9789897580383
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2014 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 28 2014Aug 30 2014

Publication series

NameSIMULTECH 2014 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2014
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period8/28/148/30/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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