DHV and TSS bring Aimsun 8 Expert edition to Dutch market
Entering the Dutch market: Jamie Ferrer of TSS (left) with Jaap Koster of DHV
At Intertraffic Amsterdam, DHV Group and TSS-Transport Simulation Systems have announced the availability in the Dutch market of a breakthrough product: Aimsun 8 Expert edition. Developed by TSS in cooperation with DHV, the new software marries - for the first time in a single application - traffic demand modelling, hybrid traffic simulation and dynamic traffic assignment.
The addition of trip generation/attraction, trip distribution, modal split and public transit assignment modelling in the upcoming Aimsun 8 will be accompanied by other, as yet undisclosed, new features: TSS will release a worldwide version including the full range of new developments in late 2012. As part of the cooperation between TSS and DHV, DHV has a pre-release of Aimsun 8 Expert that contains the complete traffic demand modelling functionality.
Jaap Koster, transportation project director of DHV, explains the motivation behind this development: “We have worked for several years with a toolkit that included the Questor traffic demand model, a customised mesoscopic model and the Aimsun microscopic model. Aimsun 8 Expert is a single software application whose feature set exceeds the collective capabilities of our previous tools. Using a single package for all our transportation modelling will create a tremendous advantage in efficiency, consistency and quality for our clients.”
According to Jaime Ferrer, managing director of TSS, delivering a breakthrough release to the Dutch market just months after the worldwide release of Aimsun 7 was no small feat. “None of this would have been possible without the support of DHV who provided knowledge and experience, crucial feedback, and engineering input and, above all, agreed to roll out Aimsun 8 Expert in the Netherlands. We look forward to a great response!”