"Development of a Real-Time Traffic Simulator for I-695, Baltimore Beltway, for Traffic Operations and Incident Management"
Gang-Len Chang - PI
Civil & Environmental Engineering
The primary objective of this study is to develop a real-time traffic simulator for analysis and projection of traffic conditions on the I-695 Baltimore Beltway. The proposed simulator system shall contain the following principal components:
- An intelligent system interface for input, output, and potential applications;
- A GIS database for key information related to all network geometric features, driver characteristics, and traffic volume distributions;
- A microscopic simulation database for modeling the traffic behavior and daily evolution of traffic patterns on I-695; and
- An expert system module for guiding the best use of simulation results in a variety of traffic studies.