Development of an open source multi-agent virtual simulation test bed for evaluating emerging transportation technologies and policies

The research team will develop, calibrate, and test a virtual test bed for New York City (NYC) wide Large-scale transportation simulation model. The test bed will be run on two simulation platforms: MATSIM for passenger travel simulation and SUMO for traffic simulation. The project will design a functional architecture to integrate both platforms to seek consistent sub-area analysis, and data transferability with databases and other models of NYC Open data and city and state governments. The team will design and illustrate a series of test cases that can be conducted using either tool and by combining them together. In addition to the development of the integrated and open simulation platform, several algorithms and novel approaches for on-line calibration, real-time computation etc. will be developed using this new simulation tool. The second phase of the research will include further expanding the capabilities of the virtual test bed, applying the models to scenarios of interest to NYC DOT and the MTA, and focusing on tech transfer activities to make the ecosystem accessible to policymakers and consortium partners. Applications include on-demand robotic taxi, traffic flow modifications to allow for connected vehicles, and dockless bikeshare. The research will provide resources and a virtual framework for supporting and helping public sector’s decision making to fill in the gap between basic research and field deployment.


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  • Accession Number: 01665931
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747124
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2018 12:24AM