Modeling and simulation of unconventional traffic circles

Bekir Bartin, Kaan Ozbay, Ozlem Yanmaz-Tuzel

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Abstract

This paper deals with the development of credible and valid simulation models of the Collingwood and Brooklawn circles in New Jersey. The circles are modeled in PARAMICS simulation software. Model development and validation / calibration steps are presented in detail. 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 model statistically valid simulation models of unconventional circles. It is also shown that the Application Programming Interface (API) feature of PARAMICS is required for this purpose. A gap acceptance/rejection binary probit model based on field data is developed and implemented in PARAMICS API. The differences between the simulation results of the API enhanced model and the default PARAMICS model are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Transportation Society of America - 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005
Pages5339-5351
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2009
Event12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2005Nov 10 2005

Publication series

NameIntelligent Transportation Society of America - 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005
Volume9

Other

Other12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/6/0511/10/05

Keywords

  • Gap acceptance
  • PARAMICS
  • Simulation
  • Traffic circles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Bartin, B., Ozbay, K., & Yanmaz-Tuzel, O. (2009). Modeling and simulation of unconventional traffic circles. In Intelligent Transportation Society of America - 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005 (pp. 5339-5351). (Intelligent Transportation Society of America - 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005; Vol. 9).