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A Trass-Based Agent Model For Traffic Simulation


Ulf Lotzmann, Michael Möhring

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ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Lotzmann, U., & Moehring, M. (2008). A Trass-Based Agent Model For Traffic Simulation. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 97-103). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0097.



This paper focuses on traffic simulation generated by the multi-agent simulation framework TRASS (Traffic Simulation System). TRASS-based simulations conceive agents as individual traffic participants moving in an artificial environment and which can be described in a three-layer agent model. There is no restriction on any particular kind of road users such as cars or pedestrians, but a concept is presented which is appropriate to model different kinds of traffic participants and have them interact with each other in one single scenario which may not only include roads, but also stadiums, shopping malls and other situations where pedestrians or vehicles of any kind move around. Simulation results will be presented by using TRASS as a testbed for analyzing norm emerging processes, ported in the context of a simple traffic scenario (i.e. learn traffic rules by observation and experience).

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