Nagel-Schreckenberg Model of Traffic – Study of Diversity of Car Rules

  • Danuta Makowiec
  • Wiesław Miklaszewski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3993)


The Nagel-Schreckenberg model of traffic is modified by the assumption that each car has an individual velocity limit. By simulations, the effect of supplementary rules is checked: (a) a speed limit of the slowest car is changed and\(\slash\)or (b) a speed limit of a car with zero gap behind is increased . It is shown that both rules increase the mean velocity; (b) rule influences the character of congested traffic – cars move though at low velocity.


Speed Limit Cellular Automaton Model Vehicle Density Fundamental Diagram Slow Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danuta Makowiec
    • 1
  • Wiesław Miklaszewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical Physics and AstrophysicsGdańsk UniversityGdańskPoland

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