Virtual reality visualization of microscopic traffic simulations

Bo Zhou, Jeremy Blum, Azim Eskandarian

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Traditional microscopic traffic simulations visualize simulation results in two dimensions. Visualization in three dimensions provides additional versatility to these simulations and allows the utilization of their results for additional purposes. An approach to visualization of CORSIM simulations in three dimensions with the use of a personal computer-based virtual reality package is presented. The key to this approach is translation of the network geometry and traffic data, which is done by a specially designed middleware program. A practical simulation problem is presented to demonstrate the visualization procedure and its assessment. Potential improvements over the current work are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1937
StatePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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