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Data & Modelling: Summer 2013

Data & Modelling: Summer 2013
Rik Thomas, Editor

Reading through the articles in this data and modelling supplement, one thing soon becomes abundantly clear – the days when modellers were exclusively exercised with predicting how vehicles would move are over. Which is not to say, of course, that modelling the behaviour of cars and buses and... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
How should our modelling adjust to take account of the relentless tide of new technology, and also changing attitudes?

How should our modelling adjust to take account of the relentless tide of new technology, and also changing attitudes?
Tom Van Vuren

As a modeller I am used to being challenged by technology, and I’m not just talking about getting used to... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
Using BIG data in transport modelling

Using BIG data in transport modelling
Erik de Romph

Companies such as TomTom possess enormous databases with vehicle-movements based on GPS data to predict... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling the ‘balanced’ design

Modelling the ‘balanced’ design
Lenny Winsel

Traditionally urban space design has always favoured vehicle movement over pedestrian... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
Modelling people in the heart of Sydney

Modelling people in the heart of Sydney
Lána Pennycook

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most densely populated city, with a population of 4.6 million. The... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
Data Collection - Back to basics

Data Collection - Back to basics
Paul O’Neill

Over the past 12 months, I have visited over 100 offices around the UK, Indo-Asia and the... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
The value of electronic data capture

The value of electronic data capture
Gary Nulty, Streetwise

With video cameras replacing people on most count surveys over the past decade or so, the lag between... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
Pedestrian Modelling - A mass in motion

Pedestrian Modelling - A mass in motion
Peter Debney

How do people navigate through a building, a train station or an airport? What happens when you need to evacuate an... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
Offline meets Online – Real-time Traffic Forecasts

Offline meets Online – Real-time Traffic Forecasts
Lorenzo Meschini, and Thomas Otterstätter and Johannes Schlaich from PTV Group

Traffic managers know from experience what traffic is going to be like during a specific time and day of the week and can therefore handle incidents that occur regularly. They use real-time... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements
The practical application of microsimulation techniques to the reversible lane in the M’Boi Mirim bus corridor in São Paulo, Brazil

The practical application of microsimulation techniques to the reversible lane in the M’Boi Mirim bus corridor in São Paulo, Brazil
Sílvio Rogério Tôrres, SPTrans

Brazilian cities are celebrated for their excellent bus services and São Paulo is no exception. The city has a complex... continue

17 May 2013Local Transport Today Supplements

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