A MICROSCOPIC TRAFFIC FLOW SIMULATOR

Economic loss and environmental damage caused by increasing vehicular traffic are becoming serious problems in Japan. With recent computer and communication systems advances, dynamic traffic management systems based on actual traffic conditions--such as signal control, traffic information service, and route guidance--are expected to reduce these problems. To develop new traffic management systems, traffic must be evaluated under various conditions. Since this is difficult to do in the real world due to huge costs and safety concerns, system performance is evaluated through simulation. The authors developed a microscopic traffic flow simulator called MELROSE (Mitsubishi ELectric corporation ROad traffic Simulation Environment). Discrete time simulation is performed on each car using a new vehicle movement model, and MELROSE is able to simulate traffic flow on both urban streets and expressways. MELROSE has the ability to display animation of vehicle movement and statistics graphs while the simulation is running. The simulation models of MELROSE are built in an object-oriented programming style that allows easy extension for application to various types of traffic management systems. Initially, MELROSE was developed for simulating signal control systems on urban streets, but now it is being applied to traffic/facility management in expressways. In the future, it will be applied to dynamic route guidance and traffic information service, among others.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Goto, Y
    • Corrado, F
    • Komaya, K
    • Fukuda, T
    • Furusawa, H
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1905

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 7 1996 12:00AM