PATH-PROCESSING CAPABILITY IN THE WATSIM MICROSIMULATION MODEL

Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) is perceived as a major ITS initiative to manage congestion. DTA algorithms seek to guide smart cars along paths to their respective destinations so as to disperse traffic demand over a network in a manner that minimizes vehicle hours or trip travel times. DTA algorithms must be tested before deployed. This paper describes a microsimulation model designed to interface with any DTA algorithm, which simulates the operational performance of traffic comprised of a mix of smart cars equipped to be guided during their travel, and those not so equipped. Results obtained by the model simulation a DTA traffic environment are presented

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM