Methods and Tools for Supporting the Use, Calibration and Validation of Traffic Simulation Models

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Methods and Tools for Supporting the Use, Calibration and Validation of Traffic Simulation Models
Multimodal transport
Funding: National (Latvia)
Duration: 03/12 - 02/13
Transport Themes: Multimodal transport (key theme).
Passenger transport, Freight transport, Multimodal transport, Infrastructure and TEN-T, Land-use and transport planning, Security and Safety, Awareness, information and user rights, Intelligent transport systems, Innovative technologies, Assessment & decision support methodologies, Accessibility, social and equity impacts
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Background & policy context: 

These models are extensively used in applications that have great potential impact on the safety, capacity and environmental efficiency of the road system. However, the fidelity of results and conclusions drawn from a simulation study, as well as the range of possible applications the tools can reliably be used for, are questionable: the same simulation study carried out by different people, even when using the same tool, is likely to give different results.

Objectives: 

The main objective of the action is to develop, implement and promote the use of methods and procedures for supporting the use of traffic simulation models, especially on the topics of model calibration and validation.

To this date, the bulk of resources and effort in the field of traffic simulation have focused on "model development", leading to many simulation models being available on the market.

Methodology: 

For these reasons the main objective of this Action is to develop, implement and promote methodologies and procedures to support the use of traffic simulation, especially on the topics of calibration and validation. To this aim the sharing and exchanging of available traffic datasets will also be a key task of the Action.

Funding Source(s): 
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Contact Name: 
Prof. Irina Yatskiv, Dr..sc.ing.
Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
TRANSPORT AND TELECOMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (TSI)
Address: 
1 Lomonosova Street
Zipcode: 
LV-1019
City: 
Rīga
Contact country: 
Latvia
Telephone: 
+371 67100661
Fax Number: 
+371 67100660