January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
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Data-Driven Simulation to Support Decision Making in the 21st Century: Barriers and Potential Benefits

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics

Simulation modeling is an important component of transportation agencies’ decision-making processes. Recent advancements in data analytics, performance measurement and management, and vehicle connectivity and automation have created opportunities and challenges for transportation system researchers and users that require transformative changes in simulation modeling algorithms, calibration and validation methods, and applications. The simulation algorithms will need to be updated to reflect a traffic stream with mixed levels of emerging technologies—such as connectivity and automation—that affect both microscopic and macroscopic traffic characteristics.