Eurotunnel Flow Management and Parking
Eurotunnel wanted to use modeling to guide a decision on whether or not to develop the parking access area and what outcomes this would have on user behavior.
Scripting with time series
March 2021: Tessa Hayman guides you through the complexity of handling time series via Python scripting and explains how to create your custom time series in a way that can be visualized in the UI.
Synchronized road geometry
Mar 2021: New! Now you can synchronize the geometry for co-simulation with Aimsun Next and Simcenter Prescan from Siemens Digital Industries Software.
How to Connect Siemens UTC SCOOT to Aimsun Next 20
February 2021: Did you know that an Aimsun Next junction (node) can be linked to an external controller, such as the Siemens UTC System with SCOOT?
How to define different costs per trip purpose in static models
January 2021: In Technical Note #53, we gave some tips on how to modify the cost for static assignment based on the vehicle type. In this month’s pro tip, Marga Delgado explains how to do it per trip purpose.
How to exchange data between SIDRA Intersection and Aimsun Next
December 2020: Using the Aimsun Next interface with SIDRA signal design software helps you create more realistic models, reduces the calibration effort and improves the model performance.
How to define speed limits by vehicle class in static models
November 2020: In the previous tip, we shared a method for coding different speed limits for different vehicle types in dynamic models. In this month’s pro tip, Tessa Hayman explains how to do it for static models.
How to set different speed limits for different vehicle types in Aimsun Next
October 2020: Tessa Hayman reveals how to set different speed limits for different vehicle types in dynamic models.
How to model pedestrian crossings in Aimsun Next
Sep 2020: New pro tip! Our latest tutorial video shows you how to include pedestrian crossings in your Aimsun Next traffic model.
How to use hybrid macro-meso simulation in Aimsun Next
August 2020: Tessa Hayman explains hybrid macro-meso simulation in Aimsun Next 20 and how it can unite the best of macro and meso to enable regional-scale modeling.
Webinar: An Introduction to Aimsun Next 20
A video guide to the new features in Aimsun Next for helping planners understand the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and users of public transportation.
How to model cyclists in Aimsun Next
July 2020: In Aimsun Next you can now add non-lane-based vehicles such as bikes to your model. In this technical note, we will explore how to create cyclists in your model and look at a few possible scenarios.
How to use the Aimsun Next Pedestrian Simulator
June 2020: Our new embedded pedestrian simulator is super fast, comes free of charge in the main installer, simulates an unlimited number of pedestrians.
How to use the new path assignment plan in Aimsun Next
May 2020: Dimitris Triantafyllos, explains how the Path Assignment Plan feature gives you unparalleled flexibility in reusing previously calculated paths.
How to model connected and autonomous vehicles
March 2020: Martin Hartmann explains a quick and convenient way to study assumption-based behavior of autonomous and connected vehicles.
How to code roundabouts – Part 2
December 2019: Tessa Hayman explains how to adjust parameters on roundabouts to ensure accurate behaviour and calibration in dynamic models.
How to code roundabouts – Part 1
November 2019: Tessa Hayman explains different methods of coding roundabouts for different roundabout layouts, ensuring correct lane usage and lane-changing behavior from entry to exit.
How to visualize matrix trip totals and desire lines
October 2019: Margarida Delgado explains where to find matrix cell values, and how to visualize desire lines and total trips per centroid.
How to use View Modes to calibrate vehicle behavior in Aimsun Next
September 2019: Martin Hartmann explains how to use View Modes in the capacity calibration process to model bottlenecks more realistically.
How to use the Detector Station grouping tool
August 2019: Emmanuel Bert shares how the detector station grouping tool can help you to manage section detector statistics in Aimsun Next.