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dc.contributor.advisor Emilio Frazzoli. en_US Oleg I. Kozhushnyan, Oleg I. Kozhushnyan (Oleg Igorevich) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US 2011-02-23T14:23:18Z 2011-02-23T14:23:18Z 2010 en_US 2010 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 35). en_US
dc.description.abstract Traffic simulation is an important aspect of understanding how people move throughout various road systems. It can provide insight into the design of city streets and how well they can handle certain traffic patterns. There are various simulators available, ranging from free tools such as TRANSIMS to commercial implementations such as TransCAD. The available tools provide complex, large scale and very detailed simulation capabilities. The Virtual City Testbed addresses aspects that are not available in these tools. Primarily, the test bed provides the ability for interaction with the traffic system in real time. Instead of basing the simulation solely on automated vehicle models, we allow for human participants to interact with individual cars via a remote simulation client. Thus we are able to inject realistic human input into our simulation. A second feature provided by our simulation is the ability to disrupt a simulation in progress. A disruption usually involves disabling access to a set of streets which forces the traffic to adapt as it moves around the road system. This yields a way to study the way traffic motion changes within a road system under the presence of unexpected events such as natural disasters or other real life disruptions. Ultimately, we provide a test bed for studying traffic under varying environmental conditions. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Oleg I. Kozhushnyan. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic flow Simulation methods en_US
dc.title Virtual city testbed en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 699490832 en_US

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