A Simulation and Data Management Environment for Off-Line Testing of IVHS Technologies and Strategies

by Edward C. Sullivan, California Polytechnic State Univ, San Luis Obispo, United States,
Clinton Staley, California Polytechnic State Univ, San Luis Obispo, United States,
Sam S. Taff, California Polytechnic State Univ, San Luis Obispo, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference: Volume I: Advanced Technologies

Abstract: CA is engaged in a rapidly expanding statewide effort to test and deploy advanced traffic management and traveller information systems to mitigate congestion and increase mobility. To support this effort, a test track and full-scale traffic management center (TMC) simulator was created at Cal Poly to validate new technologies and control strategies before deployment in the field. This paper describes the recently developed Mesoscopic Event-driven Traffic Simulation (METS) model able to track routing behavior of different categories of smart and obedient vehicles, subject to a variety of (ATMS/ATIS) applications. The paper also presents the overall system architecture of the facility, which links the traffic simulator with detection and control systems in the field, as well as data management, operator support systems, and operator interfaces.

Subject Headings: Intelligent transportation systems | Traffic models | Information management | Smart buildings | Control systems | Highway and road management | Traffic management | California

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