Parking in the City: an Example of Limited Resource Sharing
P. Šebaa,b,c
a University of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
b Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
c Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
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During the attempt to park a car in the city the drivers have to share limited resources (the available roadside). We show that this fact leads to a predictable distribution of the distances between the cars that depends on the length of the street segment used for the collective parking. We demonstrate in addition that the individual parking maneuver is guided by generic psychophysical perceptual correlates. Both predictions are compared with the actual parking data collected in the city of Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic).
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.116.779
PACS numbers: 05.45.+b, 05.20.-y, 05.60.+w