Noise enhanced efficiency of ordered traffic Academic Article uri icon


  • A previously defined model of a single traffic junction between a main and a side road is studied. The incoming traffic from the main road is assumed to be periodic but modulated by Gaussian noise of strength D with a power spectrum of 1/f(k) type with k 0. It is shown that the overall traffic efficiency can be enhanced by applying the noise, whereas the exponent k of the power spectrum plays an important role for further enhancement. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters A

author list (cited authors)

  • Ruszczynski, P. S., & Kish, L. B.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Ruszczynski, Peter S||Kish, Laszlo B

publication date

  • January 2000