The traffic modelling company Transport Simulation Systems, TSS, has announced it is to provide modelling support for Transport for London.
At an event in London today (22nd September), the company’s Executive Director Dr Alex Gerodimos said that TfL is procuring its Aimsun software for tactical and operational modelling in the London area.
He told Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton: “the key difference [between Aimsun and other modelling software] is that it’s integrated, meaning that it incorporates different modelling levels such as macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic all into one package and that hasn’t been done before and it does give a very significant advantage in terms of the flexibility a user can have.”
“We certainly hope that the use of Aimsun on a larger scale than what has been possible before and for a broader range of operational planning challenges will make it less unpleasant for citizens in London commuting in London whatever their mode.”
TSS says its modelling therefore offers a “best of both worlds” scenario, blending superior computational efficiency with precise representation of traffic dynamics.
In a statement issued by TSS, Vladimir Vorotovic, TfL’s lead Modelling Specialist, said that modelling tools are used at both the junction and network-wide level to ensure the network is continually optimised to cope with the variations in demand and changes to the network.
You can hear the interview with Dr Alex Gerodimos here: