Road Traffic Library

The AnyLogic Road Traffic Library enables users to plan, design, and simulate traffic flows at a detailed physical level. The library is ideal for the explicit modeling of each driver’s behavior, and for representing transportation flow dynamics.

The library’s predefined algorithms account for typical driving regulations like speed control or collision avoidance. At the same time, in road traffic models, each vehicle represents an agent that can have its own physical parameters and behavior patterns. This, partnered with the possibility of creating 2D and 3D models of each vehicle and its surroundings, makes traffic models flexible and visual.

The Road Traffic Library is a traffic engineering and transportation planning tool for simulating and managing road traffic systems. Road traffic models simulate traffic on streets and highways, including intersections, crosswalks, roundabouts, parking lots, and bus stops. The library’s capabilities are instrumental when:

  • Carrying out road and highway planning.
  • Assessing roadway capacity and throughput, and evaluating traffic congestion level.
  • Completing traffic lights’ schedules.
  • Integrating public buildings into a road network.
  • Each vehicle represents an agent that can have its own physical parameters, such as length, speed, and acceleration. Vehicles’ behavior is simulated with flowcharts, which can be easily built in a drag-and-drop manner. Capturing the behavior is crucial when assessing the whole traffic system performance.
  • The library provides tools to easily model intersections with priorities, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, bus stops, and parking lots.
  • The library’s predefined algorithms account for driving regulations, such as speed control, choosing the least busy lane, rules for lane merging, and avoiding and detecting collisions.
  • The road traffic density map is instrumental for visualizing traffic congestions and collecting statistics on traffic flows.
  • AnyLogic allows users to convert GIS shapefiles, with the data on the existing roads, to AnyLogic road space markup shapes. In this way, road network draws automatically.
  • Road traffic models can be animated in 2D and 3D for better visualization.
  • Users can expand the road traffic model with Pedestrian Library and Rail Library elements to simulate complex transport systems, including railway hubs and airport terminals.