WIT Press


TRANSIMS - The Next Generation Planning/simulation Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040151

Volume

75

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

336 kb

Author(s)

A.G. Hobeika & Y. Gu

Abstract

The revolution in computer technology, which has doubled the computer speed every two years and has recently provided abundant computer memory, has forced the transportation professionals to rethink how they should model the events and the entities in the current planning and simulation models. TRANSIMS represents the next generation planning/simulation that has adopted the revolution in the information technology to represent the demand and the supply in a transportation network. TRANSIMS is based on representing each person in an urban area including his and her daily activities, and on modeling his and her travel movements on a detailed represented transportation network. A major TRANSIMS technical feature is that the identity of individual synthetic travelers is maintained throughout the entire simulat

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