A visualization tool based on traffic simulation for the analysis and evaluation of smart city policies, innovative vehicles and mobility concepts
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The CitScale tool is a software platform for visualizing, analyzing and comparing the impacts of smart city policies based on innovative mobility concepts in urban areas. It places emphasis on new automotive vehicles aimed at reducing traffic or environmental impacts. This paper introduces this traffic simulation-based tool, and two case studies developed for different scenarios in Barcelona City are briefly presented to demonstrate the capabilities of the tool when it is combined with microscopic traffic simulation software. The first case presents an extensive evaluation of new innovative vehicles (electric vehicles, bikes and three-wheeled scooters) and mobility concepts (trip-sharing). In the second one, data provided by connected cars is analyzed in order to compare different developed navigation strategies and how they affect the city. Finally, some of the obtained results from both cases are concisely presented in order to show the potential of the proposed tool.
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CitationLídia Montero, Linares, M. P., Serch, O., Casanovas, J. A visualization tool based on traffic simulation for the analysis and evaluation of smart city policies, innovative vehicles and mobility concepts. A: Winter Simulation Conference. "Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference W. K. V. Chan, A. D'Ambrogio, G. Zacharewicz, N. Mustafee, G. Wainer, and E. Page, eds.". Las Vegas: 2017, p. 3196-3207.