WP 6 – Evaluation of indicator system through simulation
The objective of this task is to develop modelling tools to evaluate the impact of urban development projects on sustainable mobility. Two types of models are developed. The first model allows to simulate the mobility of people on a territory. It is based on a disaggregated approach that associates each individual with one or more travel modes and itinerary, and allows the simulation of changes in the mobility practices of inhabitants that could be associated with different urban/mobility development projects. Another modelling prototype is developed to apprehend availability of communication capabilities between vehicles, and between vehicles and infrastructure. The aim is to consider (semi-)autonomous vehicles in the mobility systems that can exchange data on the urban environment encountered during their travel.
- The urban mobility model, AbSum, is still under development. It is coupled to the indicator system of work package 4, and applied to analyse the impacts of the scenarios that were developed in work package 8 for a pilot territory, the Eurometropole of Strasbourg (EMS). Although the work is focused on a single agglomeration of the Upper Rhine Region, the methodologies have been developed in order to be fully transferable to other territories.
- The coupling of the RTMAPS digital sensor integration model and the CARLA simulation platform allows the simulation of an autonomous vehicle in movement into a virtual urban environment. The vehicle collects information on its environment and exchanges it with other traffic elements and the urban information system via the NS-3 network simulation tool.