A simulation tool for in-vehicle navigation systems evaluation

Hongcheng Gan, June Wei
  • International Journal of Mobile Communications, January 2012, Inderscience Publishers
  • DOI: 10.1504/ijmc.2012.048112

What is it about?

A generic macroscopic traffic simulation model-based evaluation tool for freeway networks equipped with in-vehicle navigation systems was proposed.

Why is it important?

The tool includes three modules: a freeway network traffic simulation module; an route recommendation generation module executing feedback dynamic traffic assignment to calculate splitting rate for in-vehicle navigation related bifurcation nodes; and a control benefits evaluation module providing useful output including link-level traffic states, splitting rates, route travel times, animated network condition map, and network performance indexes.


Professor Hongcheng Gan
Univ. Shanghai for Sci. & Tech.

The proposed tool is effective and useful for better understanding the complex dynamic behavior of networks equipped with in-vehicle navigation systems and for testing and optimizing routing strategies.

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