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New traffic modelling software release

First publishedin ITS International
2011 November December
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TSS-Transport Simulation Systems has announced the release of Aimsun 7 which takes the previous version's ability to integrate static traffic assignment, microscopic and mesoscopic modelling and then ramps up the concept of integration to a whole new level with the introduction of the hybrid simulator.

TSS claims this eagerly awaited tool has long been at the top of the traffic modelling wish list and allows users to model large scale networks mesoscopically while zooming in microscopically on any areas that require greater granularity.

At a deeper level, TSS says that the advent of hybrid simulation marks a sea change in how traffic models will be conceived. "Whereas models were previously used once and then discarded, the hybrid makes it possible for the first time to build demand models on a larger and larger scale using a single package," said managing director of TSS-Transport Simulation Systems Jaime Ferrer. "There's no cumbersome manual interfacing between macroscopic and microscopic models and no need to be updating and revising separate models with independent networks and databases. Now you can consolidate your traffic planning modelling in one multi-purpose, multi-layer simulation suite. New models will be built to last."

For a free Aimsun 7 demo, visit www.aimsun.com

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