Simulate traffic scenarios in real-time and on a microscopic level to improve your incident management
Develop public transport priority schemes, ramp metering and managed lane strategies that activate your network’s true potential
Having different response plans ready for different incidents helps operators to better evaluate the situation and initiate the right counter measure. As many cities prioritise public transport to increase the appeal and cost-effectiveness, it is important to accurately simulate the interaction of different vehicles and pedestrians in the multimodal system.
Especially when it comes to incident management, operators benefit from traffic microsimulation in real-time that provides a detailed representation of the network to test different strategies. How does temporarily altering or deactivating a city’s public transport prioritisation affect traffic flow? Does it help to momentarily increase capacity at an accident or construction site? Precise real-time traffic simulations with the highest level of detail help operators analyse the situation better considering different scenarios and their effects on the network. Microsimulation is your professional tool to check the efficiency of different countermeasures in real-time.
Test how different ramp metering scenarios influence your network’s throughput using real-time traffic microsimulation
Stop-and-go traffic signals allow operators to control the number of vehicles entering on the roadway to improve the performance of corridors. Be it single or multi-lane, ramp metering is an efficient way to increase the robustness of your transportation system by decreasing the risk of traffic jams and collision accidents. Proper ramp metering configurations contribute to an optimised traffic flow, reduce the overall travel time for motorists and improve road safety.
In case a traffic incident happens and vehicles are beginning to clog up the freeway, changing the ramp configurations is an effective measure to improves traffic flow. With PTV Optima’s microsimulation application, operators can test different configurations in real-time. The software depicts in depth the interaction of individual vehicles so that operators know exactly how different ramp metering control programmes affect the network flow patterns. They can quickly identify which one is most effective to ease or even prevent traffic congestion. PTV Optima’s microscopic real-time traffic simulation offers a detailed representation of the infrastructure and is the key to successful incident management.
Simulate public transport prioritisation schemes in real-time and with the highest level of detail
In a microsimulation environment, operators model and test the effectiveness of different congestion scenarios, including rerouting strategies that affect the public transport prioritisation scheme. Depending on where in the road network an incident causes tailback, adjusting or even temporarily suspending the public transport or pedestrian prioritisation can be necessary to steer traffic away from bottlenecks. With traffic microsimulation you evaluate in real-time the effectiveness of various strategies to increase traffic flow and the overall throughput of your network.
Use microscopic simulation to improve your managed lane strategy in real-time
Many cities operate dynamic managed lane schemes to accommodate to traffic volumes and optimise the throughput. Specifically express toll lane (ETL) and high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane strategies rely on what individual drivers do and typically change the toll scheme at fixed times of the day. They are also often implemented to achieve a change in behaviour by, for example, incentivising a higher vehicle occupancy. For operators to react to changing traffic conditions and to adjust managed lane schemes flexibly and efficiently, PTV Optima’s microscopic simulation offers them to test and compare different strategies in real-time. With a detailed representation of individual vehicles and their interactions, the simulation evaluates different measures and supports operators in deploying incident responses that mitigate the situation. Based on PTV Optima’s traffic microsimulation, operators manage congestion effectively and ensure journey time reliability and road safety.