TransModeler is the perfect traffic microsimulation solution when you need to go beyond the analysis methods of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) to evaluate complex traffic operations with greater detail and accuracy or when you simply need better visualization to complement your HCM analysis. Moreover, many of the limitations of HCM methods can be overcome by using traffic simulation as an alternative analysis tool.
Graduating from capacity and level-of-service analysis to high-fidelity traffic microsimulation in TransModeler has never been easier. TransModeler produces simulation-based output performance measures consistent with the standardized measures in the HCM, which allows you to:
TransModeler will also import files from the Highway Capacity Software (HCS™), the most widely used software for applying the HCM methods, for signalized and stop-controlled intersections, urban streets, and freeway facilities. Importing your project from HCS will take you from capacity analysis to microsimulation in seconds without having to reenter model inputs. When you use simulation in TransModeler to complement your HCS analyses, you will be able to:
For questions about using TransModeler to enhance your HCM and HCS™ analyses, contact us at TransModeler@caliper.com.