Simulation of the autobahn traffic in north rhine-westphalia

Michael Schreckenberg, Andreas Pottmeier, Sigurour F. Hafstein, Roland Chrobok, Joachim Wahle

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The amount of vehicular traffic has reached the capacity of road networks in many densely populated regions world-wide. Especially in North Rhine-Westphalia, situated in the western part of Germany, growing traffic demand gives rise to more and more congestion on the autobahn network. Therefore, the need for intelligent information systems has become increasingly important. Here we present a combination of real time traffic data analysis and microscopic traffic simulations as the basis of an online-tool that provides full information of the traffic state on the complete autobahn network. Using a Java applet the results are made topical minute by minute in the internet (www. autobahn, nrw. de).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-233
Number of pages29
JournalOperations Research/ Computer Science Interfaces Series
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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