At the 2nd Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems (MFTS2018) Jordi Casas will be presenting:”A holistic approach for simulation of the CAV environment”.
The paper accesses the readiness of the existing traffic simulation software for modeling CAVs and proposes a holistic approach in traffic simulation modeling. This paper proposes a modular simulation framework based on a holistic approach that relies on a new architecture of the traffic simulation model. The main functionalities captured by this framework are: (a) the paradigm of the simulation models is based on the concept of: perception planning and execution, already present in the robotics systems;
(b) the vehicle dynamics are decoupled from the behavioral models or actuators;
(c) the V2X communication is integrated into the perceptions modules;
(d) emulation of external controllers or actuators is provided by original equipment manufacturers (OEM);
(e) simulates various representation of communication channels, between V2X and V2V (from the physical layer of communication to the application layer);
(f) simulates all type of agents involved (pedestrians, bikes, etc.); and
(g) emulates the new transport management systems, both private or public. Design of the proposed holistic approach for traffic simulation will be demonstrated for two on-going research projects: a) Flourish, that shows modeling of the V2X communication combined with traffic management based on routing, and b) C-ROADS Spain, that shows the application of V2X implementing C-ITS services.