Advertisement

Statistical Analysis of High-Flow Traffic States

  • Florian KnorrEmail author
  • Thomas Zaksek
  • Johannes Brügmann
  • Michael Schreckenberg
Conference paper

Abstract

We present an analysis on the characteristics of so-called high-flow states of traffic, i.e. traffic states where the flow rate exceeds 50 vehicles per minute and lane. We investigate the duration, frequency and other statistics of such states. Moreover, we study the conditions under which they occur. The factors that influence the existence and occurrence of high-flow states in traffic are, for instance, the fraction of slow vehicles, the motorways’ general topology (e.g. number of lanes, slope, interchanges, ramps and exits), the flow rate on neighboring lanes, the hour of the day and day of the week.

Notes

Acknowledgements

JB and FK thank the German Research Foundation (DFG) for funding under grant no. SCHR 527/5-1.

References

  1. 1.
    A. Schadschneider, D. Chowdhury, K. Nishinari, Stochastic Transport in Complex Systems: From Molecules to Vehicles (Elsevier Science, Oxford, 2010)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    S. Hafstein, R. Chrobok, A. Pottmeier, M. Schreckenberg, F. Mazur, Comput.-Aided Civ. Infrastruct. Eng. 19, 338–350 (2004)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    J. Brügmann, M. Schreckenberg, W. Luther Real-time traffic information system using microscopic traffic simulation, in Proceedings of the 8th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cardiff, 2013, pp. 448–453Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    C. Appert-Rolland, Phys. Rev. E, 80(3), 036102 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung, Technische Lieferbedingungen für Streckenstationen: TLS 2002 (Wirtschaftsverl. NW, Verlag für Neue Wiss, Bremerhaven, 2002)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    U. Sparmann, Spurwechselvorgänge auf zweispurigen BAB-Richtungsfahrbahnen. Forschung Straßenbau und Straßenverkehrstechnik (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bonn, 1978)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    W. Leutzbach, F. Busch F, Spurwechselvorgänge auf dreispurigen BAB-Richtungsfahrbahnen (Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, 1984)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    B. Persaud, S. Yagar, R. Brownlee, Transp. Res. Rec. 1634, 64–69 (1998)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Knorr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Zaksek
    • 1
  • Johannes Brügmann
    • 1
  • Michael Schreckenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

Personalised recommendations