Massive Multiagent-Based Urban Traffic Simulation with Fine-Grained Behavior Models
Hiromitsu Hattori, Yuu Nakajima, and Shohei Yamane
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8021, Japan
As it is getting easier to obtain reams of data on human behavior via ubiquitous devices, it is becoming obvious that we must work on two conflicting research directions for realizing multiagent-based social simulations; creating large-scale simulations and elaborating fine-scale human behavior models. The challenge in this paper is to achievemassively urban traffic simulations with fine-grained levels of driving behavior. Toward our objective, we show the design and implementation of a multiagent-based simulation platform, that enables us to execute massive but sophisticated multiagent traffic simulations. We show the capability of the developed platform to reproduce the urban traffic with a social experiment scenario. We investigate its potential to analyze the traffic from both macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints.
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