Distributional chaos for the Forward and Backward Control traffic model

Autores UPV
Revista Linear Algebra and its Applications


The interest in car-following models has increased in the last years due to its connection with vehicle-to-vehicle communications and the development of driverless cars. Some non-linear models such as the Gazes¿Herman¿Rothery model were already known to be chaotic. We consider the linear Forward and Backward Control traffic model for an infinite number of cars on a track. We show the existence of solutions with a chaotic behaviour by using some results of linear dynamics of $C_0$-semigroups. In contrast, we also analyse which initial configurations lead to stable solutions.