1 Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark3 Dynamical Systems, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark4 Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics5 University of the Basque Country6 AKAD University of Applied Sciences7 Toyota Central R&D Labs8 Dynamical systems, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark
A stochastic modulation of the safety distance can reduce traffic jams. It is found that the effect of random modulation on congestive flow formation depends on the spatial correlation of the noise. Jam creation is suppressed for highly correlated noise. The results demonstrate the advantage of heterogeneous performance of the drivers in time as well as individually. This opens the possibility for the construction of technical tools to control traffic jam formation.
Networks and Heterogeneous Media, 2013, Vol 8, Issue 1, p. 261-273