Paramics Features

Model Size & Performance

  • Allows both LHD and RHD in Metric, US or UK units
  • Ability to simulate area wide networks
  • 1,000,000 intersections
  • 32,000 zones and/or carparks
  • 256 different road categories to simulate existing road conditions ranging from local residential traffic to high volume traffic along freeways
  • 128 customisable vehicle types ranging from family sedans to passenger trains
  • 32 traffic lanes per direction
  • 1024 different public transport routes
  • 64 different restrictions by height, weight, width and vehicle type
  • 64 different driver profiles
  • Real time changes are reflected immediately on screen
  • Geo registered networks
  • Simulate while editing
  • Distributed processing
  • Real time visualisation

Freeways

  • On and off ramps
  • Complex weaving areas
  • Fast lane merge
  • Special use lanes
  • Lane specific speed limits
  • Driver behaviour controls
  • Dynamic and scheduled HOT
  • Hard and soft barrier HOV lanes
  • Variable speed limits (VSL)
  • Ramp metering
  • Incidents and breakdowns
  • Lane specific toll options
  • Fully rendered 3D toll plaza graphics
  • Toll reporting
  • Up to 32 tolled lanes
  • Electronic toll collection
  • Stop and Pay
  • EZPass
  • High occupancy tolling
  • Hard and soft barrier HOV lanes

Urban Networks

  • Roundabouts, priority and signalized intersections
  • Model complex intersections of any shape
  • Grade and at-grade separated intersections, diamond interchange, yellow box
  • Phase based traffic signals
  • Fixed / variable cycle lengths
  • Fully actuated demand responsive signal plans (NEMA/170)
  • One click fixed time plan library
  • Integrated pedestrian crossings
  • Turn on red
  • Single click roundabout creation
  • Up to 16 connected arms to each intersection
  • Up to 32 signalised phases per intersection
  • Connection to external hardware controllers
  • Priority T and All way stop
  • Complex weaving areas
  • Fixed time or actuated signals
  • Grade separated intersections
  • Continuous Green T
  • Diverging Diamond
  • 2 way left turn
  • Suicide lanes
  • Continuous flow intersections
  • Public transport priority
  • Fully actuated dual ring controllers
  • Pedestrian priority
  • Work zones
  • Traffic calming
  • Car parks
  • Kerbside car parking
  • Incidents and breakdowns
  • UTC systems SCOOT, SCATS, VS+

Traffic Assignment & Route Choice

  • All Or Nothing assignment
  • Stochastic assignment
  • Dynamic assignment
  • Time based driver learning  - preferred route assignment
  • Control route choice by driver type
  • Fixed turning penalties, link and category cost factors
  • Waypoint strategic route choice
  • Fixed route control
  • Walk times to/from carparks
  • Vehicle type specific barred turning movement and link/lane closures
  • Physical constrains effecting route choice i.e. low bridge, weight limit, narrow lanes
  • Globally accepted Generalised Cost Equation algorithms

Public Transport

  • Unlimited PT vehicles
  • PT routes and stopping points
  • Timetables, stopping schedules and layovers
  • Passenger boarding / alighting rates
  • Specific dwell times
  • Public transport priority schemes
  • Bus, coach and minibus
  • LRT and fixed rail
  • Train services
  • Ferry / port operations
  • Airport airside operations

ITS

  • Variable speed limits (VSL)
  • High occupancy tolling (HOT)
  • Vehicle actuated signals
  • Car park spaces signage
  • Route choice updates
  • Roadside message signs
  • Incident response
  • HOV lanes
  • Dynamic lane control
  • Induction loop detectors covering any range of travel lanes

Pedestrians

  • Unlimited pedestrian types
  • Time varying demand
  • Easy to use space definitions
  • No need for expensive OD data
  • Signalised pedestrian crossings
  • Shared space behaviour
  • Variable compliance behaviour
  • Fully animated 3D pedestrians
  • Urban streetscape
  • Friction effect on traffic flow
  • Signalised crossings
  • Call on demand pedestrian phases
  • Pedestrian priority
  • Shared spaces
  • Public transport terminals
  • Kerbside drop off / pick up
  • Groups and parent / child combinations


OD Estimation

  • Revolutionary OD Matrix estimation tool
  • Interact directly with the OD estimation process "as it runs", avoiding the need for long process times
  • Apply confidence weight to control quality of data and influence on OD estimation process
  • Standard forms of observed traffic count data including link counts, turning counts, cordon inbound/outbound counts, and prior or pattern matrices
  • Time varying OD matrices in a single session
  • Amend existing travel demand data to incorporate new traffic counts or changes in trip generation.
  • Provides constant feedback on the "goodness of fit" between simulated and observed values using industry standard approaches
  • View relationships between count data and vehicle route choice

Presentation & Graphics

  • 2D/3D display
  • Integrated Bing Maps
  • Fully rendered graphic display of all aspects of simulation
  • Video recording allows full playback on any PC
  • Video storyboarding and flythrough
  • Ability to view from any angle, including the drivers point of view as they progress through the network
  • Includes full environmental effects i.e. sun, rain or snow
  • Integrated with Google SketchUp
  • Integrated with Autodesk 3ds Max Design Civil View
  • Includes detailed road surfacing, line editing, true texturing
  • 3D models can be textured, scaled, edited and have materials and lighting effects applied to them
  • High speed rendering of 3D models
  • Includes over 2000 ready-to-use life-like 3D models
  • Ability to use aerial photograph as backgrounds
  • Import CAD data overlays and 3D terrain mapping
  • Users can annotate the network and map driven points of interest
  • Overlay support for MrSID, JPEG2000, GeoTIFF, ECW, DXF, SHP, MIF/MID, DGN and TIGER/Line

Connectivity & Compliance

  • Work with data from various sources including Emme/2, Mapinfo, ESRI, Synchro, Corsim, Cube/TP+/Viper, flat ASCII, and CSV
  • UTC connection for SCATS, SCOOT, VS+
  • GIS connections to ESRI, Mapinfo
  • Autodesk product integration
  • Google 3D warehouse and SketchUp integration
  • In line with HCM2000, AUSTROADS & DMRB guidelines

Development SDK

  • Create custom ITS solutions
  • Customise driver behaviour
  • Actuated signal control
  • Ramp metering control logic
  • Connection to hardware controllers
  • Connect to 3rd party software
  • Integration into Traffic Control Centres
  • 1000 SDK functions including UI and OpenGL customisations

 
 
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