Award-winning San Diego pilot program uses Aimsun Online simulation-based prediction system
First publishedITS America
Alex Estrella (left) and Mathew Juckes with the 'Best of ITS Award'
TSS-Transport Simulation Systems is promoting a recent deployment of Aimsun Online, its simulation-based traffic prediction system, in the San Diego area as part of a US DOT pilot program. The project, led by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), won the Best of ITS Award presented at the opening plenary. Alex Estrella of SANDAG accepted the award on behalf of the team.
According to Matthew Juckes, senior project manager for TSS, Aimsun Online simulates and predicts traffic flow on a 21-mile corridor of I-15 in San Diego and feeds that information into Delcan’s Business Rules Engine. The integrated solution analyses the information, determines routes and comes up with a series of potential response plans. The plans are then evaluated in the Aimsun Online simulation engine and the plan that makes the best sense is then implemented across agencies.
The integrated corridor management system was deployed in March as the final phase in a six-year initiative sponsored by the US Department of Transportation.