Hybrid model of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport now complete

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities March 2, 2015 13:05

Hybrid model of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport now complete

Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has completed the road simulation model throughout the airport area of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The hybrid model has been built using Aimsun traffic modelling software, and comprises a large-area mesoscopic model dotted with pockets of simultaneous microscopic simulation wherever more detail is necessary. Aéroports de Paris commissioned the project as part of the “Airport City” concept, with CDVIA as the main provider.

The model of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport covers over 240 km of roads, 600 junctions, 64 bus lines and 100 bus stops. Automated actions and origin/destination statements previously calibrated helped to provide effective timing in the morning rush hour and evening traffic. In addition, AdP is using the model results to evaluate solutions to non-recurring on-site traffic problems. However, the tool will be subject to audit.

According to the project head, Dominique Derouard and technical facilitator, Zakarya Bouazzaoui, Aéroports de Paris intends to strengthen the tool with innovative devices to evaluate the potential gains from the implementation of an intelligent real-time traffic management solution.

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities March 2, 2015 13:05