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Main Title: An improved framework for large-scale multi-agent simulations of travel behaviour
Author(s): Raney, Bryan
Nagel, Kai
Type: Book Part
Language Code: en
Abstract: We describe a framework for running large-scale multi-agent simulations of travel behaviour. The framework represents each traveller as an individual ‘agent’ that makes independent decisions about its desired use of the transporta- tion system during a typical day. An agent keeps a record of its decisions in a ‘plan’. A plan contains the agent’s schedule of activities it wants to perform during the day, including times and locations, along with the travel modes and routes it intends to utilise to travel between activities. An agent database gives every agent a memory where it can store several possible plans, as well as performance information it uses to compare how well different plans meet its needs. Agents score a plan’s performance based on the output of the micro-simulator. The agent database also allows agents to periodi- cally generate new plans by connecting them to behavioural modules that model the different kinds of decisions that affect an agent’s plan. For example, one module chooses routes, while another chooses activity durations. This paper describes the design and our current implementation of this framework, plus the results of some verification scenarios.
Issue Date: 2006
Date Available: 28-Mar-2019
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): agent database
travel behavior
traffic simulation
transportation planning
Book Title: Towards better performing European Transportation Systems
Editor: Rietveld,Piet
Jourquin, Bart
Westin, Kerstin
Publisher: Routledge
Publisher Place: Abingdon
Page Start: 305
Page End: 347
ISBN: 978-0-415-37971-7
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

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