COMPUTER PROGRAM MULTSIM FOR SIMULATING OUTPUT FROM VEHICLE DETECTORS ON A MULTI-LANE SIGNAL-CONTROLLED ROAD

Starting from a set of parameters describing traffic volumes and signal settings, multsim models the flow of traffic in one direction along a section of multi-lane road controlled by signals and simulates the output from loop detectors as vehicles pass over them. To calculate the progress of individual vehicles the program uses a car following model and a set of rules relating to lane changing, and on this basis updates the speed and location of each vehicle once A second. The program gives the user control of traffic patterns through three sets of signals distributed along the road and simulates the output from loop detectors.(a) /Author/

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    • Transport Operations Research Group Working Paper
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    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 

    ROUP

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  • Authors:
    • Gipps, P G
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00164328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM