Multi-anticipative car-following model
Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, ZT IK 4,
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, 81730 Munich, Germany
Accepted: 3 August 1998
Published online: 15 January 1999
The microscopic car-following model by Bando et al. [CITE] is extended by incorporating multi-vehicle interactions. It is shown that the reaction to more than one vehicle ahead leads to a stabilization of the dynamical behavior, i.e. the stable region increases. Still the fundamental macroscopic properties of traffic, free flow and congested flow, are described. More important, due to the multi-anticipative driving behavior driving in narrow platoons is forced such that a third fundamental property of traffic flow, the so-called synchronized flow [CITE], is modeled as well.
PACS: 64.60.Fr – Equilibrium properties near critical points, critical exponents / 05.70.Fh – Phase transitions: general aspects / 47.20.Ky – Nonlinearity (including bifurcation theory)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 1999