A VERSATILE TRAFFIC SIMULATOR ABLE TO COMBINE CARTOGRAPHIC OPEN DATA WITH VARIOUS LIBRARIES OF AGENTS AND INTERACTIONS

Purpose of the project

The goal of this project is to facilitate the setup of adaptable Multi-Agent Traffic Simulations. The TrafficGen platform developed in this project is not aimed at competing with the many powerful tools developed for dedicated purposes, but instead to provide a multipurpose simulation tool that allows the designer to test several hypotheses without major code changes.

General Principles

Therefore, TrafficGen focuses on the integration of existing knowledge, i.e:

Finally, to ensure a maximal reusability of the agents and interactions developed within TrafficGen, each entity is modeled through an agent as specified by the IODA methodology. This allows to easily change specifications regarding the level of "intelligence" or "autonomy" of entities, as well as to benefit from a homogeneous representation of all entities. Their ability to act, change or undergo actions is fully described by the interactions they can participate in, while their perception, action or cognition specificities are taken into account in the atomic primitives used by those interactions.

As a consequence of this, agents in TrafficGen are:

Each category can be extended at will depending on the needs of the experiments to run.

Implementation

For now the TrafficGen simulator is implemented within the NetLogo platform with the IODA extension.

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