How a traffic jam occurs? – Wie entsteht ein Stau?

Watch this Video, 4.50 min, 12 october 2007: a traffic jam experience: Take 24 drivers with 24 cars, let them drive in a circle. Conditions: hold the same distance to the front car and a constant speed:

  • First: every driver is concentrated and holds distance and speed.
  • After 10 minutes first traffic jam, but drivers reach to resolve it.
  • After 20 minutes: drivers begin to phone, look for their hair or make up, are no more concentrated … again a traffic jam which remains (question to drivers: why there is a jam? Answer: because the car in front is standing).
  • After 30 minutes: the jam definitively can no more be resolved, the experience is stopped.

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