Microsimulation Modelling of Intelligent Speed Adaptation System



Microsimulation Modelling of Intelligent Speed Adaptation System

Authors

LIU R and TATE J, ITS, University of Leeds, UK

Description

Intelligent speed adaptation systems use in-vehicle electronic devices to enable the speed of the vehicles be regulated externally. They are increasingly appreciated as a flexible method for speed management and control, particularly in built-up areas. A

Abstract

Intelligent speed adaptation systems use in-vehicle electronic devices to enable the speed of the vehicles be regulated externally. They are increasingly appreciated as a flexible method for speed management and control, particularly in built-up areas. A number of different implementations of the systems are planned for large scale on-road trials both in Europe and the UK. This paper describes the developments made to enhance a traffic microsimulation model in order to assess the network impacts of the speed control strategies. Simulation modelling of such a system is carried on a real-world network to investigate the control impacts on traffic congestion and pollution. The work is part of a research program funded by DETR, which also includes driving simulator experiments and road trials of the systems.

Publisher

Association for European Transport