Self-Organized Criticality and $1/f$ Noise in Traffic

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Paczuski, Maya; Nagel, Kai;
(1996)
  • Subject: Condensed Matter | Nonlinear Sciences - Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems

Phantom traffic jams may emerge ``out of nowhere'' from small fluctuations rather than being triggered by large, exceptional events. We show how phantom jams arise in a model of single lane highway traffic, which mimics human driving behavior. Surprisingly, the optimal ... View more
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