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A unified perspective on traffic flow theory. Part III: Validation and benchmarking
Applied Mathematical Sciences (2013)
  • Daiheng Ni, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Haizhong Wang
Abstract

Over more than half a century, traffic flow theorists have been pursuing two goals: (1) simple and efficient models to abstract vehicular traffic flow and (2) a unified framework in which existing traffic flow models fit and relate to each other. Continuing these efforts, we report our humble understanding in a trio of papers. The first paper (Part I) introduced a Field Theory with an emphasis on traffic flow modeling at the microscopic level. The second paper (Part II) uses the Field Theory as a framework to relate existing microscopic and macroscopic models to each other and summarizes the relations in a Unified Diagram. This paper (Part III) provides numerical and empirical results of the Field Theory and benchmarks some traffic flow models presented in the Unified Diagram.

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2013
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Daiheng Ni and Haizhong Wang. "A unified perspective on traffic flow theory. Part III: Validation and benchmarking" Applied Mathematical Sciences Vol. 7 Iss. 40 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daiheng_ni/3/