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High speed combined micro/macro simulation of traffic flow

Flötteröd, Gunnar; Nagel, Kai

We describe two new and practically relevant simulation techniques related to the kinematic wave model of traffic flow. Firstly, we demonstrate how the well-known Godunov solution scheme can be run on variable time scales in a computationally very efficient way. Secondly, we demonstrate how the resulting macroscopic traffic flow model can be run in conjunction with a microscopic model of driver behavior while maintaining high computational performance.
Published in: 2007 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, 10.1109/ITSC.2007.4357782, IEEE