The Vehicles Traffic Flow Optimization in an Urban Transportation System by Using Simulation Modeling

Marin-Marian Coman 1  and Dorel Badea 1
  • 1 “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy, , Sibiu, Romania


The urban transportation system is characterized by the urban roads development and growth of road traffic, which leads, most of the time, to a series of congestions in the vehicles traffic. Consequently, due to a high time duration spent on the road traffic, the travel time from a location to another one could be very upsetting for any car drivers, or embarrassing for emergency services and vehicle convoys that carry goods or sensitive items. Those are mainly reasons for using simulation modeling to analyze and optimize the travel time of the road traffic actors in the an urban transportation system. This paper focuses on optimization vehicles flow in a crowded area of Sibiu city, by using agent-based modeling concept and AnyLogic simulation modeling software.

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