Committee on Traffic Flow Theory & Characteristics
Transportation Research Board
National Academy of Sciences


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A Comparison of Data-Fitted First Order Traffic Models and Their Second Order Generalizations Via Trajectory and Sensor Data

By Benjamin Seibold and Shimao Fan

This paper proposes a cross-comparison of first and second order traffic flow models and assesses their capabilities to accurately reproduce experimental observations on freeways. This paper addresses a very relevant question in the traffic flow theory community because such kind of models are often separately studied and validated. The advantages and drawbacks of first order versus second order models have been debated for a long time within the traffic flow community and this paper provides an elegant contribution to a better definition of the domain of relevance of both approaches. This paper should then contribute to improve the knowledge on best practices when dynamic traffic simulation is needed.

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