Developing an agent-based traffic simulation system

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Dr. Mészáros Tamás Csaba
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

The goal of my thesis is to learn how MATSim, a multi-agent transport simulation works, invent and run simulations, and demonstrate what parts of public transport route planning need extra attention via real-life examples by making changes and extensions to the program code.

MATSim is a commonly used, scalable, agent-based simulation environment. Thanks to the rich features of MATSim, a wide range of situations can easily be modeled, through only the configuration files, without using any extensions or changing the code. During my preparations, I learned how the modeling system works, and prepared a simulation of an average day of Szeged.

Finding a perfect meeting point for friends or acquaintances, which both parties can reach in reasonable time is a common question. With changing and extending MATSim program code, I will provide an automated solution for finding the best place to meet. Furthermore, I will demonstrate the great role of the passengers local knowledge and the schedules in finding the best meeting point.


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