A study of city traffic in afternoon rush hours

Edgar Ávalos, D. W. Huang, W. N. Huang

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The traffic of vehicles from downtown to suburban areas is investigated numerically. We propose a cellular automaton to simulate the traffic of vehicles within a city regulated by traffic lights. Both traffic flow and travel time are presented and we discuss some strategies to optimize these quantities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1350040
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • cellular automaton
  • Traffic flow
  • traffic light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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