California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
A Comparison Of Traffic Models: Part 1, Framework
- Author(s): Lo, Hong K.
- Lin, Wei-hua
- Liao, Lawrence C.
- Chang, Elbert
- Tsao, Jacob
- et al.
This report defines a framework for comparing dynamic traffic models. It emphasizes four dimensions: functionality, traffic dynamics, route choice dy namics, and overall network performance. The first dimension compares the models through a check-list of model functions. Regarding the last three comparison dimensions, a total of five networks and twelve scenarios are defined. These test scenarios are designed to accentuate model properties and differences. Also included in the report are a list of performance measures for comparison purpose, and a discussion of the interpretation of results.