Analysis of Traffic Flow in Congested Cities Using Cellular Automata
In this paper, the authors explain the model of heterogeneous traffic at a congested place in Chennai using Cellular Automata (CA) and traffic simulator VISSIM. Vehicle type, its volume, density, average velocity, dimensions of study area and signal cycle length are used as input parameters for computer simulator VISSIM to find the dynamics of vehicular traffic. The output obtained substantiates that there will be decrease in delay time and increase in maximum achievable velocity when there is reduction in 2W (Two Wheeler) population. In fact, if no 2W is allowed then the delay time will be reduced to 70.70% and the maximum achievable velocity will be increased to 34.33%.