Compartment Lines Forming Emergent Alternative Configurations of Vehicles on Weaving Sections

  • R. Nishi
  • H. Miki
  • A. Tomoeda
  • K. Nishinari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5191)


Drawing Compartment lines on weaving sections is planed for easing the traffic congestion through forming emergent alternative configurations of vehicles before weaving. The degree of the alternative configurations was quantified in weaving sections partitioned into identical cells. A new stochastic Cellular Automaton (CA) model was ruled for the dynamics along the line with the interactions between vehicles neighboring each other. The longitudinal formation of the zigzag pattern along the line was obtained for the first time through simulations and the four cluster approximation. Furthermore, both results fit to each other.


Cellular Automaton Cellular Automaton Model Optimal Velocity Transportation Research Part Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Nishi
    • 1
  • H. Miki
    • 2
  • A. Tomoeda
    • 1
  • K. Nishinari
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Dep. Aeronautics and Astronautics EngineeringUniversity of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology CorporationTokyoJapan

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