Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-095


A Review of Traffic Simulator Software

G. Kotushevski and K. A. Hawick

Archived June 2009


Computer simulation is a widely used method in research of traffic modelling, planning and development of traffic networks and systems. Vehicular traffic systems are of growing concern and interest globally and modelling arbitrarily complex traffic systems is a hard problem. In this article we review some of the traffic simulation software applications, their features and characteristics as well as the issues these applications face. Additionally, we introduce some algorithmic ideas, underpinning data structural approaches and quantifiable metrics that can be applied to simulated model systems.

Keywords: traffic simulation; vehicular traffic; software review; metrics; algorithm.

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  author = {G. Kotushevski and K. A. Hawick},
  title = {A Review of Traffic Simulation Software},
  institution = {Computer Science, Massey University},
  year = {2009},
  number = {CSTN-095},
  address = {Albany, North Shore 102-904, Auckland, New Zealand},
  timestamp = {2009.09.06},
  url = {}

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