SIMPLIFYING SIMULATION FOR ITS APPLICATIONS

The need to estimate the benefits of ATMS concepts prior to development often requires employment of high performance simulators for emulating dynamic traffic assignment, freeway corridor diversion the effects of driver information systems, and other advanced concepts. However, widespread employment of simulators in practice remains elusive primarily because of the time and effort required for data preparation and entry, familiarization with the simulator, and the uncertainty in the effectiveness and applicability of a particular simulator. In this paper we present an automation tool that simplifies data entry through CAD and automatic traffic data collection and management from field sensors. Two simulators, a microscopic and a macroscopic were selected that can be run through a common user interface and the automated tools described here. As a further improvement we developed and interface that can be used for simulating any user specific adaptive control strategy or VMS

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00796695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2000 12:00AM