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Mārtin̦š Brics

Traffic flow as driven nonlinear dynamical system

Universität Rostock, 2011

Abstract: This master thesis is about vehicular traffic flow in theory and experiment. The experimental data analysis shows the strong impact of lane changes and the strong dependence on the velocity difference to the car in front, but unfortunately it also shows artificial structures within the data due to errors in video post-processing. Partly based on empirical data analysis a new modification of the optimal velocity model (OVM) is proposed. This model shows several advantages over OVM.

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