SMARTEST - NEW TOOLS FOR EVALUATING ITS

To assess the potential benefits of using an Inteligent Transport System (ITS), it is sensible to use an assessment tool that can model traffic interactions at the level of individual variables. Microsimulation models, which can reproduce individual driver behaviour, are an essential part of such a tool. This paper presents the EU's SMARTEST (Simulation Modelling Applied to Road Transport European Scheme Test) project, which was set up to develop microscopic modelling and simulation tools for a variety of dynamic traffic management problems. SMARTEST began in March 1997 and was completed in July 1999, and had partners in five EU countries. It considered problems caused by accidents, other incidents, heavy traffic, road works, and events, and covered incident management, junction control, motorway flow control, dynamic route guidance, and regional traffic information. Its objectives were: (1) to review existing microsimulation models; (2) investigate how to enhance these models to fill identified gaps; and (3) incorporate the project's findings into a best practice manual for the use of microsimulation in road transport, and disseminate these findings in Europe. The following simulation models were enhanced: AIMSUN2, SITRA-B+, DRACULA, and NEMIS.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • Fox, K
  • Publication Date: 2000-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00790354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM