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Effects of network structure on the performance of a modeled traffic network under drivers’ bounded rationality

Toru Fujino and Yu Chen

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2020, vol. 540, issue C

Abstract: We propose a minority route choice game to investigate the effect of the network structure on traffic network performance under the assumption of drivers’ bounded rationality. We investigate ring-and-hub topologies which capture the nature of traffic networks in cities, and employ a minority game-based inductive learning process to model the characteristic behavior under the route choice scenario. Through numerical experiments, we find that topological changes in traffic networks can induce a phase transition from an uncongested phase to a congested one. Understanding this phase transition is helpful in planning new traffic networks.

Keywords: Agent-based simulation; Traffic networks; Route choice problems; Bounded rationality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2019.122228

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