Microscopic Modeling of Synchronized Traffic
Based on a recently proposed cellular automaton model for traffic flow essential properties of synchronized traffic like the synchronization of the lanes, the pinning of a synchronized region at an onramp and the propagation of a wide jam through synchronized traffic are analyzed. The used model is able to reproduce the three phases (free flow, synchronized, and stop-and-go) observed in real traffic even on a single-lane road and shows a good agreement with detailed empirical single-vehicle data in all phases.
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