Multilane Vehicular Traffic and Adaptive Human Behavior

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Science  02 Mar 1973:
Vol. 179, Issue 4076, pp. 918-920
DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4076.918


The parameters in a statistical theory of multiple-lane traffic have been determined from two independent sets of data. The numerical values of the parameters calculated by four different methods of estimation are in essential agreement with one another. The data suggest the important role of adaptive human behavior in determining the characteristics of congested flow.