Understanding traffic breakdown: A stochastic approach (R. Mahnke, R. Kuehne)

We analyze the characteristic features of traffic flow and calculate the traffic breakdown probability as outflow probability in a finite interval with reflecting (left) and absorbing (right) boundaries. The calculations are based on Fokker-Planck equation. Ref.: J. Hinkel, R. Mahnke, Outflow probability for drift-diffusion dynamics, Int. J. Theo. Phys. 46(2007)1542