First comprehensive textbook of the fascinating interdisciplinary topic of traffic dynamics including driving behavior, stability analysis, stop-and-go waves, and travel time estimation. Take a look at the free sample chapters, check out the Table of Contents and the Errata.
... there's currently a big gap between traffic-flow science and traffic engineering, but this book admirably connects the physical mechanisms leading to a traffic jam with such engineered solutions ... it will be a useful guide for students who want to make the jump into a fascinating area of research. — Katsuhiro Nishinari, University of Tokyo, Japan.
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The multi-model open-source traffic simulator MovSim.org written in Java and provides reference implementations for the microscopic traffic models described in the textbook. We are also running the interactive traffic simulation site www.traffic-simulation.de.
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This textbook provides a comprehensive and instructive coverage of vehicular traffic flow dynamics and modeling. It makes this fascinating interdisciplinary topic, which to date was only documented in parts by specialized monographs, accessible to a broad readership. Numerous figures and problems with solutions help the reader to quickly understand and practice the presented concepts. 503 pages with 194 illustrations (54 in color). More details...
received his Diploma and his Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Physics from Universität Bayreuth, Germany. He is lecturer at the Chair for Traffic Modeling and Econometrics at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. His research interests include vehicular traffic dynamics and modeling, traffic data analysis and state estimation, and the study of macroeconomic impacts of motorized individual traffic. See Martin's publication list on Google Scholar.
received the Diploma degree in Physics from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and the Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. In 2009, he received the IEEE ITS Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award for the thesis entitled Microscopic Modeling of Human and Automated Driving: Towards Traffic-Adaptive Cruise Control. He is now with TomTom working as senior software engineer.
The website illustrates the rich dynamics in space and time of traffic flow by means of empirical examples and an expansive searchable image database of real congestions. It demonstrates and explains the different characteristic types of traffic jams, the influencing factors for a traffic breakdown and if there is such a thing as a "phantom traffic jam".
The open-source simulator written in Java implements various car-following models of different model categories like time-continuous models, iterated maps and cellular automata. MovSim is providing reference implementations for the models described in this textbook.
Das Lehrbuch gibt eine umfassende und didaktische Darstellung der Modellierung und Dynamik des Straßenverkehrs. Es richtet sich an Physik- und Verkehrsingenieurstudenten mit interdisziplinärer Ausrichtung sowie allgemein an Studierende der Informatik, Mathematik und technischer Richtungen.