Accession Number : AD0730720

Title :   The Time to Drive through a No-Passing Zone.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hodgson,Vincent

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Interarrival times between successive cars have a known distribution; the distribution of cars' preferred speeds is also known; interarrival times and preferred speeds are all mutually independent random variables. Each car drives at its preferred speed until obstructed by the car ahead. When obstructed by a slower car, a car closes the distance between the two to zero (cars have zero length) and assumes the speed of the slower car. The author finds the distribution of the time to drive through the zone, of the gap in time between platoons leaving the zone and of the number of cars in a platoon. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAFFIC, *QUEUEING THEORY), ROADS, VEHICLES, TIME

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE