Members' Colloquium

Conservation Laws, Traffic and Autonomy

The problem of control of large multi-agent systems, such as vehicular traffic, poses many challenges both for the development of mathematical models and their analysis and the application to real systems. First, we discuss how conservation laws can be used for macroscopic description of traffic, then present some results for mean-field limit of controlled systems. Finally, we describe on a recent experiment involving 100 autonomous vehicles to dampen stop-and-go waves on an open highway.

Date & Time

February 12, 2024 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Simonyi 101 and Remote Access


Benedetto Piccoli



Event Series


Meeting ID: 874 6951 4935 

Passcode: 483357

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