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Title: Modelling and simulation of urban traffic systems: present and future

Authors: Feng Qiao; Tao Liu; Haochen Sun; Lingzhong Guo; Yifan Chen

Addresses: Faculty of Information and Control Engineering, Shenyang JianZhu University, Shenyang 110168, Liaoning, China ' Faculty of Information and Control Engineering, Shenyang JianZhu University, Shenyang 110168, Liaoning, China ' School of Information Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471000, Henan, China ' Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, UK ' Faculty of Information and Control Engineering, Shenyang JianZhu University, Shenyang 110168, Liaoning, China

Abstract: The conflict of supply and demand in urban traffic system causes serious problems nowadays owing to rapid urbanisation worldwide, including traffic congestion, air pollution, etc. In this paper, the recent development of modelling and simulation of urban traffic systems is briefly overviewed, where the macro-, micro- and meso-scopic simulation models, especially the micro-scopic models are discussed. Three widely used microscopic traffic simulation models are analysed and the new generation traffic simulation technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are discussed from the perspectives of software technology, hardware technology, and methodologies. The existing problems and challenges in modelling and simulation of urban traffic systems are evaluated and the latest trends and the potential solutions are suggested.

Keywords: modelling and simulation; urban traffic system; present and future; ITS; intelligent transportation system.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCCPS.2021.113100

International Journal of Cybernetics and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2021 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 32

Received: 17 Jan 2020
Accepted: 25 Apr 2020

Published online: 31 Jan 2021 *

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