An improved car-following model considering influence of other factors on traffic jam

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Journal / PublicationPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2012


In the Letter, a modified car-following model is presented, in which, the effects of vehicles (or non-motor vehicles) on other lanes without isolation belts are taken into account. The stability condition of the model is obtained by using the control theory method. To check the validity of the present theoretical scheme, the numerical simulation is carried out for the new car-following model, and the simulation result is consistent with the theoretical analysis. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Car-following model, Control theory method, Stability condition