UTS-1: A MACRO SYSTEM FOR TRAFFIC NETWORK SIMULATION

THE UTS-1 SYSTEM IS A GENERAL TRAFFIC NETWORK SIMULATION WHICH EXAMINES THE EFFECT OF TECHNIQUES SUCH AS ONE-WAY STREETS, ELIMINATION OF TURNS AT CONGESTED INTERSECTIONS, REVERSINT DIRECTIONS OF STREETS DURING PEAK HOURS, ADDITION OF NEW ROADS, OR INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER CONTROLLED SIGNAL SYSTEMS. UTS-1 IS A MICROSCOPIC SIMULATION MODEL WHICH USES AN INDIVIDUAL VEHICLE AS THE BASIC TRANSACTION UNIT. ANY COMBINATION OF INTERSECTIONS AND DISTANCES BETWEEN INTERSECTIONS CAN BE SPECIFIED TOGETHER WITH STOP OR YIELD SIGNS, TIMED OR SENSOR CONTROLLED TRAFFIC SIGNALS, OR ANY COMBINATION AT ANY PARTICULAR INTERSECTION. THE INPUTS TO THE SYSTEM ARE ARRIVAL DISTRIBUTIONS AT ALL POINTS WHERE CARS MAY ENTER THE SYSTEM, TURNING PERCENTAGES AT EACH POINT WHERE A DIRECTIONAL OPTION IS AVAILABLE TO THE VEHICLE, AND INFORMATION RELATED TO DRIVER BEHAVIOR. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 217-22
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 36

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1973 12:00AM