So, I have done some editing on the first section of the Wikipedia page on the Nagel-Schreckenberg model – a simple model that show traffic jams. See my earlier post for why I did this. The first section is the one that describes the model itself. The other sections I have left because I don’t know anything about the model’s applications.
The model is basically just a 1-dimensional line of “cells” with model “cars” in some of them. The cars are then moved by a simple algorithm. It is this algorithm that is the heart of the model. I have tried to describe it clearly in the Wikipedia page.
I also put in two figures with the results of example section. I think you always need to show people things when you explain things, so I show what traffic jams look like in the model, as well as the decrease in speed they cause.
What do you think? If there is anything you don’t understand, leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.