This webinar is led by the ITE Simulation and Capacity Analysis (SimCap) Committee.
This webinar shows the evolution of traffic simulation by highlighting key, progressive advancements to the field: (1) from developing the first FHWA-produced traffic simulation models in the 1970s and 1980s, (2) to modeling improvements spurred by the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) effort in the 2000s, and (3) to current trajectory-level research, datasets, and products.
- Presentation #1 - Traffic SImulation in the 1970s and 1980s
- Presentation #2 - Traffic Simulation in the 2000s
- Presentation #3 - Current Initiatives, Recent FHWA-sponsored TAMS Research - Trajectory-Level Data
Presentation #1 - Traffic Simulation in the 1970s and 1980s:
- Understand the key computing challenges to developing and applying simulation models during this period
- Recall FHWA’s vision to address these challenges
- Discuss the variety of models that were developed from this vision
- Appreciate how that era was both similar and different from today
- Recognize the major contributors to simulation development at FHWA, academia and private industry
- Describe the scope and data collected as part of the FHWA's Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) effort.
- Explain how the NGSIM effort changed FHWA's role in simulation.
- Describe how the NGSIM data influenced current simulation models and algorithms.
- Understand why trajectory-level data is important for microsimulation models.
- Explain how trajectory-level data can be used in traffic analysis.
- Understand how individuals can access FHWA’s trajectory-level datasets for free.
- Mark Yedlin, Director of Simulation Modeling Services | Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. | New York City, NY, United States
- John Halkias, P.E., FHWA Team Leader of Innovative Operations Strategies (Ret'd) | Columbia, MD, United States
- Karl Wunderlich, Director, Surface Transportation Systems Division | Noblis | Washington, DC, United States
- Rachel James, Research Civil Engineer | FHWA | McLean, VA, United States
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Last Day to Register: July 3, 2022