New traffic software gives insight into future regional launch at Gulf Traffic
As the Arabian Gulf's traffic volumes continue to rise, a Lebanese company says it will soon launch into the region a groundbreaking advanced traffic simulation and transportation planning software able to accurately predict future transportation needs.
The VISEM transport information system will be launched by Beirut-based traffic software specialists, Trafx, during Gulf Traffic 2002, the region's major vertical conference and exhibition (Confex) for the Middle East's traffic and transport industry.
VISEM supports the transport planner in travel demand calculation based on a demand model, which distinguishes between several behavior-homogenous population groups and generates a specific set of activity chains for each.
"The structure of a VISEM project makes it possible to define multiple calculations for a single scenario," said Executive Director of Trafx, Hicham Chatila. "A scenario includes input data, which are land use data and impedance matrices. Based on the input data of the scenario and specific calculation parameters used for demand calculation, output data is generated.”
Some 350 Middle East and international delegates from the transport sector are also expected to attend a multi-speaker conference which will have three distinctive segments dedicated to mass transit, with particular emphasis on Mass Transit, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Urban Planning.
Gulf Traffic 2002 has embarked on a visitor marketing campaign targeting the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Iran as well as India and Pakistan. Government departments encompassing traffic police, transport and public works ministries will be the focus of the campaign, which will also include urban planners, network developers, component suppliers and specifiers. — (menareport.com)
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