A control method for congested traffic in the car-following model

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Original languageEnglish
Article number50502
Journal / PublicationChinese Physics Letters
Volume29
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Abstract

A simple control method to suppress traffic congestion is proposed for the car-following model. The stability conditions are derived by using the control method, and the feedback signals, which act on our traffic system, are extended to the car-following model. The control signals will play an effect only if the traffic is congested. The corresponding numerical simulation results agree well with our theoretical analysis, and our control method can successfully suppress traffic jams. © 2012 Chinese Physical Society and IOP Publishing Ltd.