Two Gradient Estimation Techniques for Average Path Travel Time of Cell-based Traffic Simulation Models

Provided by: American V-King Scientific Publishing
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
It has been sometime since simulation was adopted in the study of traffic flow and transportation network systems. Although simulation is a strong tool in generating and replicating the traffic patterns and computing the travel times, its mathematical properties are not well understood due to its rule-based and algorithmic nature. In the authors' view, one major obstacle to discussion about traffic flow simulation properties is the lack of a language by which discussion can occur. The authors seek to overcome this void by defining a set of implicit variables and functions that facilitate the communication process regarding traffic simulation models.

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