TSS highlights capabilities of Aimsun Online
Josep Maria Aymami of TSS shows off the support system
The Aimsun Online real-time decision support system for traffic management is centre stage at the TSS-Transport Simulation Systems (TSS) stand here at Intertraffic. Its dynamic, high-speed simulation of large areas allows traffic operators to accurately forecast the future network flow patterns that will result from a particular traffic management or information provision strategy.
TSS is highlighting the fact that, among other projects, Aimsun Online is the simulation-based subsystem in the decision support system (DSS) demonstrator in the Interstate 15 Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) demonstrator project in San Diego, California. With the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) heading the San Diego ICM team, the award-winning system went live in March 2013; the project is now conducting successful ICM demonstration projects that show the benefits of ICM through improvement in corridor performance.
Following the success of the I-15 project, FHWA/USDOT is currently evaluating new sites and corridors for the next sponsored implementations of ICM across the United States.
Core to the vision for an ICM solution for the region is the ability to forecast and simulate congestion and capacity imbalances in ‘near-real-time’. Aimsun Online’s conceptual architecture ensures that what is being simulated reflects the actual state of the network while also providing scalability and quick response times.
“Real-time simulation has the potential to transform traffic management, offering unprecedented insights into the network under management, which translates into increased cost-efficiency and reduced environmental impact,” says Josep María Aymamí .