Modeling and simulation of an unconventional traffic circle

Bekir Bartin, Kaan Ozbay, Ozlem Yanmaz, Neha Rathi

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This paper deals with the development of a credible and valid simulation model of Collingwood circle in New Jersey for the afternoon peak period. The circle is modeled in PARAMICS simulation software. PARAMICS is amongst the limited number of off-the-shelf simulation softwares that can model unconventional traffic circles. However it is demonstrated in this paper that the default capabilities of PARAMICS are not sufficient to develop a valid simulation model of unconventional circles and roundabouts. It is also shown that the Application Programming Interface (API) feature of PARAMICS is required for a statistically valid simulation model of the study circle. Gap acceptance/ rejection of drivers is modeled using binary probit model in STATA statistical software based on field data. The probit model is then implemented in the simulation using PARAMICS API.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITSC`05
Subtitle of host publication2005 IEEE Intelligent Conference on Transportation Systems, Proceedings
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Event8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 13 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC


Other8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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