Carlos F. Daganzo

Chancellor's Professor of the Graduate School
(510) 642-3853
(510) 643-8919 fax
416A McLaughlin Hall
Transportation Engineering

Public transportation; traffic; networks; transportation science. The following animations highlight some findings. See also publications page.

 

CONTROLLING GRIDLOCK: 
See the vicious cycle of gridlock and how ramp metering can prevent it.  
INCREASING INTERSECTION CAPACITY: 
See how innovative sorting strategies can help eliminate spillover. 
INSTABILITY OF TRAFFIC NETWORKS: 
See how turning causes traffic networks to become unbalanced. 
PREVENTING BUSES FROM COMING IN BUNCHES: 
See how technology can eliminate the problem. 
MACROSCOPIC FUNDAMENTAL DIAGRAM: 
What can perimeter control do to improve mobility in cities?
DISCRETIZATION OF CONTINUUM APPROXIMATIONS:
See how simulations solve complex optimal facility location problems. 
BOTTLENECK PHYSICS: 
How are traffic queues created?  Why does the discharge flow from a bottleneck drop after queue formation?
This simulation reveals some insight to the problem.
TRAFFIC JAMS FROM NOWHERE:
Have you ever driven out of a traffic jam only to find that nothing was apparently causing it?
Here is an explanation.