Microsimulation helps making the right decisions in the design and control of transport infrastructure. That's why cities, operating companies and consulting firms rely on software support for planning, evaluation, and visualization of traffic measures. With microsimulation, they can observe the movements and interactions of all road users - vehicles, two-wheelers, and pedestrians: Would a roundabout be better for traffic flow than a traffic light? What is the emission decrease when there's a traffic light 'green wave'? How can traffic be intelligently managed with traffic control systems? With microsimulation, measures can be closely examined - a reliable basis for decision-making.
Urban and transport planning need a solid basis to make the safest, best and most cost-saving decisions. Microsimulation supports this through:
- Analysis of traffic flow
- Comparing alternatives
- Reducing traffic jams
- Planning, evaluating and visualizing measures
- Improving transport network safety for all road users
- Improving urban quality of life by active mobility
Intersections where the traffic flows is a dream for many road users stuck in congested roads. Can this be achieved by building a roundabout or by installing an adapted traffic light system? Which decision is better in terms of cost vs. benefit? Will the new design lead to traffic bottlenecks elsewhere?
Software for microsimulation helps to make the right decision. It takes into account not only motorized traffic, but also cyclists, pedestrians, and public transport.
ITS - Traffic control system
Traffic control systems transmit relevant information to road users via display panels, dynamic traffic signs, variable message signs and many more. They are helpful, for example, in ensuring the flow of traffic without having to build additional lanes. Implementing a traffic management system is very costly, so it is important to make the right decisions regarding it. This is where microsimulation can support the decision-making process.
Transport technologies of the future
Transport infrastructure takes a long time to build, and it should last for decades. So it is better to use the best available technologies in the planning phase of these important projects. With microsimulation technology, planners can compare and evaluate various futuristic conditions, for example how autonomous and connected vehicles will affect traffic. Questions about traffic performance and effects can be answered if, for example, autonomous vehicles account for 10, 30, 50 or even 100 percent of road traffic.
Advantages of microsimulation software
- Detailed insights into the traffic situation
- Simulate and test different planning variants
- Simulate complex interactions of vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and public transport
- In-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of various scenarios
- More transparency for decision-makers and the public through visualization