Microscopic traffic simulation tool for Intelligent Transportation Systems

P. Jaworski, T. Edwards, Keith J. Burnham, Olivier C.L. Haas

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    This paper describes a microscopic traffic simulation tool for assessing the performance of ITS traffic and vehicle control systems. The scope of simulation is very broad. The traffic network is simulated in microscopic scale with nanoscopic components being available as well. The vehicles can be simulated down to basic physical properties including throttle and brake settings, fuel consumption and others. This allows for in-depth behavioural analysis of both individual vehicles and the whole traffic flow as a result of use of different traffic management systems. The simulator also allows investigating inter-vehicle interactions including platooning behaviour and its consequences such as the string stability problem. The simulator has been designed to be modular and easily extensible to allow for new functionality in future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2012 15th International IEEE Conference on
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-3064-0
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)2153-0009
    ISSN (Electronic)2153-0017

    Bibliographical note

    This conference paper is not yet available on the repository. The paper was given at the 15th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2012, September 16-19 2012, Anchorage, Alaska


    • ITS traffic
    • fuel consumption
    • in-depth behavioural analysis
    • intelligent transportation systems
    • inter-vehicle interactions
    • microscopic traffic simulation tool
    • platooning behaviour
    • string stability problem
    • traffic management systems
    • traffic network
    • vehicle control systems


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