March 16th, 2021
Aimsun and the Siemens Mobility team in Abu Dhabi are ecstatic to win this major contract from the Abu Dhabi ITC to support its STEAM+ framework. The project comprises the development of a Hybrid Transport Simulation Model for the entire Abu Dhabi Emirate. The scope and scale of the Hybrid Transport Simulation Model is truly without precedent, covering 1,300km of motorway, 3,900km of major and secondary road and over 50,000km of directional roads, carrying millions of daily trips over private and public transport.
A special feature is that the Abu Dhabi Hybrid model is multi-tiered, allowing assessment of schemes ranging from specific intersections, to large infrastructure studies, transit corridors, policy tests, be it for a CBD block or across the whole Emirate. It complements perfectly the current regional strategic model (called STEAM) and the Modelling Framework (STEAM+) developed by ITC for more detailed, dynamic assessment of flow metering at junctions, traffic queuing, ITS and emerging technologies, bus priority schemes and LRT delays at junctions to mention but a few.
Work has already commenced at a rapid pace with major milestones set for as early as March 2021.