Numerical study of two classes of cellular automaton models for traffic flow on a two-lane roadway
LMSPCPV, Département de Physique, FST, BP 509, Boutalamine,
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Revised: 16 October 2002
Published online: 14 February 2003
In this paper, we present computer simulation results of traffic flow on a two-lane roadway with different types of vehicles, cars and trucks for example. We consider two classes of two-lane traffic cellular automaton models, namely the well known Nagel-Schreckenberg model and an extension of the Fukui-Ishibashi model. These two models, which differ in their acceleration limits, show an important differences in their fundamental diagrams, lane-changing and ping-pong behaviors. Moreover, we investigate the importance of braking noise and the proportion of trucks on the traffic flow of a two-lane roadway.
PACS: 89.40.+k – Transportation / 05.70.Fh – Phase transitions: general studies / 05.65.+b – Self-organized systems / 05.40.Jc – Brownian motion
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