Numerical Comparison Between Traffic Flow Models with and Without Adaptation Behavior
When over-acceleration and adaptation effects are present in traffic situations which involve a mixture of vehicle classes, microscopic effects translate in the appearance of interesting traffic patterns, including the synchronized flow phase. The establishment of this situation has been studied in the literature. The aim of the present work is to compare numerically two different kinetic based models for a two-class system of aggressive drivers. Model I considers the adaptation effect whereas Model II does not allow its presence. As far as a numerical comparison concerns, it is only in Model I where traffic breakdown appears.
The authors acknowledge support from CONACyT through grant number CB2015/251273.