Integrating driving simulation and traffic simulation: A case study

J. M. Jenkins, L. R. Rilett

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4 Scopus citations


In this case study, a VISSIM microscopic traffic simulation was integrated with a DriveSafety driving simulation using the High Level Architecture. The goal was to integrate the two disparate, simulations such that a driver controlling a vehicle in the driving simulation would interact with other vehicles controlled by the traffic simulation. This level of interaction requires a two-way real time exchange of information between the simulations. Because of issues concerning the import/export capabilities of the simulation programs, and inconsistencies in model representation and meaning of data, as well as the delays in the transfer of data, only a one-way communication flow was established. Vehicle location data was sent from the traffic simulation to the driving simulation to create vehicles and control their movements; however the driving simulation maintained primary control over the vehicles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005
Subtitle of host publication6th Transportation Specialty Conference
StatePublished - 2005
Event33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 2 2005Jun 4 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering


Conference33rd CSCE Annual Conference 2005
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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