Towards the next generation of traffic simulators: a strategic agents-based approach

SMART EduBlog- Johan Barthelemy – Traffic Micro-simulation- Image 1By Associate Research Fellow Johan Barthelemy

Transportation plays a key role in societies. The transportation system of a country is closely related to development of its economy by meeting the travel demands of people, and allowing the transport and the exchange of resources. Nevertheless, transportation is also endowed with negatives effects: growth of transportation demand can lead to an increase of accidents, environmental issues such as air and noise pollution, and energy consumption. Understanding and predicting the dynamics of transportation systems has then naturally become a major research field since the beginning of computer assisted transport simulations in 1955. Continue reading