Intelligent cruise control systems and traffic flow behavior Academic Article uri icon


  • The conservation of mass equation together with the aggregation of the vehicle following dynamics of controlled vehicles describes the evolution of the traffic density and the aggregate speed of a traffic flow. There are two kinds of stability associated with traffic flow problems: string stability and traffic flow stability. A clear distinction between the two is made. Such a distinction has not yet been recognized in the literature so far.

author list (cited authors)

  • Swaroop, D., & Rajagopal, K. R.

publication date

  • December 1999