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Preliminary Results of a Multiagent Traffic Simulation for Berlin

Beuck, Ulrike; Nagel, Kai; Rieser, Marcel; Strippgen, David; Balmer, Michael

FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik

This paper provides an introduction to multi-agent traffic simulation. Metropolitan regions can consist of several million inhabitants, implying the simulation of several million travelers, which represents a considerable computational challenge. We reports on our recent case study of a real-world Berlin scenario. The paper explains computational techniques necessary to achieve results. It turns out that the difficulties there, because of data availability and because of the special situation of Berlin after the re-unification, are considerably larger than in previous scenarios that we have treated.