TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. RTS ENGLISH ISSUE NUMBER 6. A COMPARISON OF TWO MOTORWAY TRAFFIC SIMULATION MODELS

The need for simulation tools able to test, evaluate and compare various road traffic management systems has arisen for reasons of safety and because of the difficulties and costs associated with field test experiments. This paper describes and compares two macroscopic traffic simulation models: SIMAUT and META. It presents the steps involved in the calibration and validation of each model through a concrete example: the A13 motorway at the west of Paris. The comparison is based upon the theme of traffic reconstitution. The conclusion presents the results of tests carried out on the chosen site, and underlines current developments aimed at improving and extending the field of application of the models tested.

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    Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Securite (INRETS)

    2 Avenue du General Malleret-Joinville
    Arcueil Cedex,   France  F-94114
  • Authors:
    • COHEN, S
    • Aron, Maurice
    • Pierrelee, J-C
  • Publication Date: 1991-2

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 113-118
  • Serial:
    • RECHERCHE TRANSPORTS SECURITE
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Securite (INRETS)
    • ISSN: 0761-8980

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  • Accession Number: 00610037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM