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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(7), 742; doi:10.3390/app7070742

Cellular Automaton to Study the Impact of Changes in Traffic Rules in a Roundabout: A Preliminary Approach

Department of Computer Science, West Pomeranian University of Technology, 52 Żołnierska Str., 71-210 Szczecin, Poland
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Received: 16 June 2017 / Revised: 16 July 2017 / Accepted: 18 July 2017 / Published: 21 July 2017
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The current article presents a roundabout traffic model based on cellular automata for computer simulation. The model takes into account various sizes of roundabouts, as well as various types and maximum speeds of vehicles. A realistic vehicle braking phase is presented which is adjusted to the kind of vehicle and weather conditions. It also analyses roundabout traffic options including where the various rules for entering and exiting a roundabout apply. Traffic rules are contained in respective traffic scenarios. The simulation results indicate that there is significant scope for roundabout traffic reorganisation, with a mind to increasing roundabout capacity. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellular automaton (CA); model of CA; computer simulation; roundabout traffic simulation; roundabout traffic rules cellular automaton (CA); model of CA; computer simulation; roundabout traffic simulation; roundabout traffic rules
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Małecki, K.; Wątróbski, J. Cellular Automaton to Study the Impact of Changes in Traffic Rules in a Roundabout: A Preliminary Approach. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 742.

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