Self-organization and a dynamical transition in traffic-flow models

Ofer Biham*, A. Alan Middleton, Dov Levine

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A simple model that describes traffic flow in two dimensions is studied. A sharp jamming transition is found that separates between the low-density dynamical phase in which all cars move at maximal speed and the high-density jammed phase in which they are all stopped. Self-organization effects in both phases are studied and discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)R6124-R6127
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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