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|Title:||Chaotic semi-express buses in a loop||Authors:||Saw, Vee-Liem
Chew, Lock Yue
|Keywords:||Science::Physics||Issue Date:||2021||Source:||Saw, V., Vismara, L. & Chew, L. Y. (2021). Chaotic semi-express buses in a loop. Chaos, 31(2), 023122-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0039989||Project:||M4082189
|Journal:||Chaos||Abstract:||Urban mobility involves many interacting components: buses, cars, commuters, pedestrians, trains, etc., making it a very complex system to study. Even a bus system responsible for delivering commuters from their origins to their destinations in a loop service already exhibits very complicated dynamics. Here, we investigate the dynamics of a simplified version of such a bus loop system consisting of two buses serving three bus stops. Specifically, we consider a configuration of one bus operating as a normal bus that picks up passengers from bus stops A and B and then delivers them to bus stop C, while the second bus acts as an express bus that picks up passengers only from bus stop B and then delivers them to bus stop C. The two buses are like asymmetric agents coupled to bus stop B as they interact via picking up passengers from this common bus stop. Intriguingly, this semi-express bus configuration is more efficient and has a lower average waiting time for buses compared to a configuration of two normal buses or a configuration of two express buses. We reckon that the efficiency arises from the chaotic dynamics exhibited in the semi-express system, where the tendency toward anti-bunching is greater than that toward bunching, in contradistinction to the regular bunching behavior of two normal buses or the independent periodic behavior of two non-interacting express buses.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/153738||ISSN:||1054-1500||DOI:||10.1063/5.0039989||Rights:||© 2021 Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by AIP Publishing in Chaos and is made available with permission of Author(s).||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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