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Center for Transportation Studies

Interactive simulations enhance ITS education, outreach

Would you like to experiment with traffic flow on the streets of Minneapolis? At the University of Minnesota’s ITS Laboratory, Senior Systems Engineer Chen-fu Liao is working on tools to give researchers, students, and eventually the public access to advanced computer-generated traffic simulation systems.

Traffic simulators are among the most important tools in ITS research because they enable researchers to study the effects of ITS technologies in the laboratory and optimize them prior to implementation. However, their use is often restricted to advanced researchers with access to special facilities.

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