Did you ever feel the urge to simulate your complete moving environment? We are here to help.
Up to now, there are several programmes for simulating vehicle or pedestrian flows. An independent, unconnected consideration of these traffic modes is sufficient for most planning purposes. However, for the investigation of road safety or the simulative support of planning and management of major events, an integrated simulation is essential. In such situations, the multitude of interactions between pedestrian flows and vehicles cannot be modelled adequately with separate programs.
For this reason, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are attempting to couple their simulation programmes JuPedSim (Jülich Pedestrian Simulator) and SUMO (Simulation of Urban Mobility) to provide an integrated traffic model. Pedestrian models in SUMO interact in a modular manner with the other simulation models, making it easy to switch between different models or implement new ones. Coupling SUMO with JuPedSim allows users to utilize complex pedestrian models that incorporate both physical and social forces to model pedestrian movement patterns. Please note that all these considerations are still in progress, but will be made available as open source code soon.
You do not need experience with either SUMO or JuPedSim to attend the session. Only curiosity and maybe some basic programming and/or XML knowledge. You should leave the session with the ability to build at least a small scenario with pedestrians moving in a environment with cars.
This joint work Ronald Nippold, Matthias Schwamborn from DLR and the JuPedSim group at Jülich.