Sydney: CBD Aimsun Next Model

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is developing an innovative, multi-layered traffic model of Sydney’s central business district (CBD) to test the impacts of a wide range of projects particularly the introduction of light rail through the city centre.

Hybrid Simulation

February 2018: Geline Canayon and Laura Torres give you a brief guided tour through the how, when, where and why of hybrid simulation.

Distribution and Modal Split Functions

January 2018: Margarida Delgado explains how the Distribution and Modal Split steps are now split into two separate processes to give you greater flexibility when choosing which model to work with, and to give you more control at each step.

Using groupings of centroids to split zones

August 2017: Want to update your strategic model zoning system to organise the ever-increasing amount of data available? Dimitris Triantafyllos and Paolo Rinelli show you how to split zones to better represent the entrance and exit of the traffic volumes in the network.

Turning Penalty Function

June 2017: Dimitris Triantafyllos and Carles Illera explain how to use a Turning Penalty Function that can perceive costs from a control plan, and how to model stop/yield signs in macro using Junction Delay Functions.

How to use Matrix Contents

March 2017: Marga Delgado shows you how to use Contents to group matrices into subfolders, which is particularly convenient when working with multiple matrices.

Aimsun for Barcelona tram development, ITS Review ITS-UK, January 2017

The Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya, known as the RACC, has presented a study using Aimsun software that analyses the impact of a proposal to join up Barcelona’s two existing tram networks. The model covers 21 junctions in and around Avinguda Diagonal – a major thoroughfare in the city.

‘Real-time California’, Intertraffic World 2017 Showcase, December 2016

Thanks to the success of the ICM system, the FHWA has launched an ambitious project to develop advanced next generation Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AMS) capabilities to evaluate the benefits of USDOT’s Advanced Travel Demand Management (ATDM) and Dynamic Mobility Applications (DMA) Connected Vehicle Programs.

New release: Aimsun Next 8.1.4

New features in this minor update include 2-lane car-following in adjacent subpaths, subpaths outputs by entry and exit section and subpath trajectories.

How to use Attribute Overrides

December 2016: Maud Chassat describes how Aimsun’s attribute overrides can be extremely useful for modifying attributes of existing objects.