There are several important areas of application for micro-simulation models. Evaluation of transport schemes involving traveller information systems and responsive control systems requires that traffic is modelled in great detail and that their interactions with the systems are captured. As tools for short term forecasting the micro-simulation models can provide support for on-line traffic management. Assignment models and driving simulators can also profit from the detailed output of micro-simulation models.
However, today's micro-simulation models have limitations. The purpose of the SMARTEST project is to identify the most important gaps in the models, to solve the modelling problems and to calibrate the new models using field data from several European cities. The models concerned are AIMSUN2, NEMIS, SPEACS, DRACULA and SITRA-B+.
In order to identify the gaps and user needs, we are targetting this questionnaire at micro-simulation model users throughout the world. By answering this questionnaire you can directly affect the development of a new generation of micro-simulation models, a development that you most certainly will benefit from in your future work!
If you would like further information about the project or need any help with the questionnaire then please contact the project co-ordinator: Ken Fox (E-Mail: K.A.Fox@leeds.ac.uk).