Micro-Simulation Software Characteristics, Part I

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of information from eight vendors that market and/or develop micro-simulation software. Questions/topics include: </span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Price of software</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Ordering of software</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Last update of software</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Is software available now? Ready to be shipped?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Compatible operating systems?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Network compatibility?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Minimum/recommended hardware requirements?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">CPU, RAM</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Monitor</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Other requirements</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Software attributes for easier usage</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Maximum size of network that can be simulated</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Compatible data formats</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Integrate with public domain software?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Ability to interface with GIS software products</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Ability to interface with travel demand modeling software</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Ability to interface with signal optimization software</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Main animation and graphics capabilities</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Can aerial or other images be used as a background to software&rsquo;s animation graphics?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Network architecture</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Maximum look ahead distance for exits or intersection turns</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Maximum intersection approach</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Vehicle types</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Does your software apply static or dynamic assignment</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Key parameters</span></li>
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Date Published
2007-06-08
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