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Calibration and Validation of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models

Elmar Brockfeld, Reinhart Kühne, Peter Wagner
2004 Transportation Research Record  
The aim of this paper is to present recent progress in calibrating a number of microscopic traffic flow models.  ...  The most difficult stage in the development and use of such models is the calibration and validation of the microscopic sub-models such as the car following and gap acceptance models.  ...  Ranjitkar and Y. Tanaboriboon for producing these very interesting data sets and giving us access to these.  ... 
doi:10.3141/1876-07 fatcat:vclfnkzaj5ejxoawzrklx7krj4

Calibration and Validation of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models [chapter]

E. Brockfeld, P. Wagner
Traffic and Granular Flow '03  
The aim of this paper is to present recent progress in calibrating a number of microscopic traffic flow models.  ...  The most difficult stage in the development and use of such models is the calibration and validation of the microscopic sub-models such as the car following and gap acceptance models.  ...  Ranjitkar and Y. Tanaboriboon for producing these very interesting data sets and giving us access to these.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-28091-x_6 fatcat:r5rjhgxhpnawfpelxwyorhx2aq

CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION OF VISSIM MODEL OF AN INTERSECTION WITH MODIFIED DRIVING BEHAVIOR PARAMETERS

AC Dey, Student, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh., S Roy, MA Uddin, Student, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh., Student, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
2018 International Journal of Advanced Research  
This paper describes the detail procedure for the calibration and validation of a microscopic model of highly congested intersection Mirpur-10 in Dhaka.  ...  Microscopic simulation models contain numerous independent parameters to describe traffic control operation, traffic flow characteristics, and drivers' behavior.  ...  a procedure for microscopic simulation model calibration and validation.  ... 
doi:10.21474/ijar01/8120 fatcat:cizqbf3fhja6npoiyyhn7minfu

Simulating bicycle traffic by the Intelligent-Driver Model -- reproducing the traffic-wave characteristics observed in a bicycle-following experiment [article]

Valentina Kurtc, Martin Treiber
2018 arXiv   pre-print
To test this proposition, we reproduce bicycle experiments on a ring with the Intelligent-Driver Model and compare its fit quality (calibration) and predictive power (validation) with that of the Necessary-Deceleration-Model  ...  Bicycle traffic operations become increasingly important and yet are largely ignored in the traffic flow community, until recently.  ...  In contrast, there is a multitude of empirical and experimental investigations for vehicular traffic flow, as well as a plethora of models (for an overview see, e.g., [9] ).  ... 
arXiv:1805.09592v1 fatcat:hztgjxxoq5as7pstom4jpxzjse

Modelling Heterogeneous and Undisciplined Traffic Flow using Cell Transmission Model

Afzal Ahmed, Mir Shabbar Ali, Toor Ansari
2020 International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Management  
The calibrated CTM model is validated by using actual data from another road and it was concluded that CTM is capable of modelling heterogeneous and non-lane disciplined traffic and performed very reasonably  ...  Currently, most of the traffic simulation packages used for such heterogonous and non-lane-disciplined traffic are not calibrated for local traffic conditions and most of the traffic flow models are developed  ...  Acknowledgements This research was carried out with the support of Exascale Open Data Analytics Lab, National Centre in Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC), NEDUET, and funded by the Higher Education Commission  ... 
doi:10.5383/jttm.02.01.001 fatcat:nbu2txojxveg7pcoqssng6mbam

Development and Calibration of a Large-Scale Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model

Mithilesh Jha, Ganesh Gopalan, Adam Garms, Bhanu Mahanti, Tomer Toledo, Moshe Ben-Akiva
2004 Transportation Research Record  
The primary contributions include the application of a microscopic model on such a large-scale network and an effort for joint calibration of the model parameters and estimation of origin-destination flows  ...  The development and the calibration of a microscopic traffic simulation model, using MITSIMLab, for the entire metropolitan area of Des Moines, Iowa, are presented.  ...  SUMMARY This paper presented the development, calibration, and validation of a microscopic traffic simulation model for a large-scale network.  ... 
doi:10.3141/1876-13 fatcat:z3d2mumxfbcbxn4hmv47eut4ey

A Contribution to the Traffic State Estimation by Means of Image Processing

Marija Kopf, Petr Cenek
2009 Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina  
The final chapter is the conclusion and the outline of the future work. Car Following Models Microscopic traffic flow models simulate the behavior of single traffic participants.  ...  This paper concentrates on the estimation of traffic states necessary for calibration of the microscopic simulation models.  ... 
doi:10.26552/com.c.2009.4.61-64 fatcat:oyijvcsavber5deekdpsc7cucq

Calibration and Validation of Probabilistic Discretionary Lane-Change Models

Victor L. Knoop, Christine Buisson
2014 IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems (Print)  
This article calibrates and validates a probabilistic discretionary lane change model, both microscopically and macroscopically.  ...  Word count: nr of words in abstract 149 nr of words (including abstract and references) 5750 nr of figures& tables 7* 250 = 1750 total 7500 ABSTRACT Lane changes are important in traffic flow operations  ...  This stochastic microscopic model is calibrated and validated on macroscopic quantities, being the lane distribution (i.e., which part of the traffic flow is in which lane) on a motorway section of more  ... 
doi:10.1109/tits.2014.2340434 fatcat:alqf3767gjahnapmm6oe6uh3mu

Integrated Traffic and Emission Simulation: a Model Calibration Approach Using Aggregate Information

Xiaoliang Ma, Zhen Huang, Haris Koutsopoulos
2014 Environmental Modelling and Assessment  
The calibrated model has been validated on several road networks with traffic states generated by the same simulation model.  ...  The results show that with proper formulation of the optimization objective function, the estimated dynamic emission model can capture the trends of aggregate emission patterns of traffic fleets and predict  ...  The study on integrated traffic and emission simulation was funded by the Swedish National Energy Agency through the Basic Energy Research programme of the Swedish Research Council.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10666-013-9397-8 fatcat:23rvfe6k6nad7paailqhwfqgrq

How Accurate are Travel Forecasts: Back Casting of Truck Lane Restrictions using Multi-Resolution Modeling Methods

Jeffrey Shelton, Gabriel A. Valdez, Peter Martin
2016 Journal of Engineering and Architecture  
Models are calibrated and validated using data collected in the field.  ...  The integration of mesoscopic and microscopic simulation models provide expanded dimensions of modeling capabilities by taking the strengths of both model resolutions.  ...  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) initiated a study of best practices for model calibration and validation.  ... 
doi:10.15640/jea.v4n2a5 fatcat:cnkjuvipgvg45bq22mrv3kx7ba

Using Microscopic Simulation-Based Analysis to Model Driving Behavior: A Case Study of Khobar-Dammam in Saudi Arabia

Hassan M. Al-Ahmadi, Arshad Jamal, Imran Reza, Khaled J. Assi, Syed Anees Ahmed
2019 Sustainability  
VISSIM, a microscopic traffic simulation software, has gained rapid recognition in the field of traffic simulation.  ...  All compared MOEs used to validate the model matched within a range of 5–10% to the field-observed values.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors appreciate and acknowledge the support of KFUPM. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11113018 fatcat:z2cxpjrhuvcs5jchixcafu62na

A numerical optimization approach for calibration of dynamic emission models based on aggregate estimation of ARTEMIS

Zhen Huang, Xiaoliang Ma, Haris Koutsopoulos
2010 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems  
The calibrated model has been validated on several road networks with traffic states generated by the same simulation model.  ...  Microscopic traffic simulation is applied to generate dynamic vehicle states in the second-by-second level.  ...  NUMERICAL EXPERIMENTS AND RESULTS In our further numerical experiments, traffic data generated by a microscopic traffic model is applied for calibration and validation of the dynamic emission model.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsc.2010.5625229 dblp:conf/itsc/HuangMK10 fatcat:h6qlehymzfan3hxha274mdlu2q

Estimating and Exploiting the Capacity of Urban Street Networks

2020 WSEAS transactions on systems and control  
of the role that the parameters of a microscopic simulation model play on the macroscopic representation of different road elements.  ...  An analysis of traffic parameters has been performed using a microsimulation software package to identify the most important parameters affecting the arterial capacity and to calibrate driver's behavior  ...  Validation of the microscopic model on a real case The microscopic model calibrated on the basis of the procedure explained above has been validated on real traffic data collected on a segment of a 4-lane  ... 
doi:10.37394/23203.2020.15.52 fatcat:m5hleznnargqrkjo6gadxl3m6i

CALIBRATION OF VISSIM MODEL FOR MULTILANE HIGHWAYS USING SPEED FLOW CURVES

Seelam Srikanth, Arpan Mehar, Asish Parihar
2017 Civil Engineering Journal  
Traffic flow is a complex phenomenon that needs better understanding of basic concepts and methods for its analysis.  ...  Finally, validation of calibrated parameter was performed by using different section of a multilane highway.  ...  [1] validated microscopic traffic flow model VISSIM in different real-world situations. They suggested that the VISSIM after its calibration shows most realistic driving behaviour. Dey et al.  ... 
doi:10.14311/cej.2017.03.0026 fatcat:ngydudmxhfg3jf2beaumryimpi

Sustainable Highway Operations: High Occupancy Lane and Movable Lane

Jooyoung Kim, Sangung Park, Sungyong Na, Seungjae Lee
2015 International Journal of Transportation  
VISSIM, a microscopic traffic simulation program, was used for this study, and parameters representing driver behavior in the car following model were calibrated according to a macroscopic speed and flow  ...  Two managed lane schemes, the high occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) and the movable lane operations, were analyzed to determine their suitability as a sustainable highway operation.  ...  Simulation Model Construction Review of Simulation Models There are two models to analyze traffic flows, macroscopic flow models and microscopic flow models, although a third model type, mesoscopic flow  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijt.2015.3.3.01 fatcat:6asdhzybprdtxndnxjbmki7vdm
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