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Will Paramics work under Windows 8 and Windows 10?

 

In order to make Paramics (e.g., 6.9.3) work under the latest Windows 8 and 10 computers, users will need to install the latest driver for its USB dongle since the driver coming with Paramics 6.9.3 installer only supports Windows 7 or lower.  The owner of USB dongle was SafeNET and Gemalto is the current owner.

 

The website to download the driver is as follows and  the right one to choose is the first one, Sentinel HASP LDK - Windows GUI Run-time Installer. 

Loop Detection Technology Recap

Papers on Traffic Simulation Applications

Policy Investigation:

Brownstone, D., Chu, L., Golob, T., K. S. Nesamani and Recker, W. (2007) Evaluation Of Incorporating Hybrid Vehicle Use Of Hov Lanes, California PATH Research Report for Task Order 5315.

Chu, L., K S Nesamani, and Benouar, H. (2007) Priority Based High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Operation, Transportation Research Board 86th Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 21-25, 2007.

Papers on Vehicle Signature Technology

Shin-Ting Jeng and Lianyu Chu (2013) Vehicle Reidentification with the Inductive Loop Signature Technology, In Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol. 10, 2013, pp. 1896-1915.

Vehicle Reidentification

The conventional traffic sensors typically provide volume, occupancy, vehicle presence and speed data. Vehicle reidentification is an emerging advanced sensor technology that aims to provide more data for the purposes of travel information, travel time estimation, and origin-destination (OD) estimation applications. According to the technologies applied, the vehicle reidentification systems can be categorized as:

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Paramics vs Vissim on Network Coding and Simulation Speed

Paramics vs Vissim

This software review compares two microscopic vehicle simulation packages that are commonly used by transportation professionals; Paramics (version 6.8.0) and Vissim (version 5.3-00). Paramics is developed by Quadstone Paramics Ltd, a Scottish company under Pitney Bowes Business Insight, and Vissim is developed by Planung Transport Verkehr (PTV), a German based company. Paramics and VISSIM both aim to accurately simulate vehicular traffic while presenting a friendly and intuitive user interface.

Simulation model calibration

Chu, L., Liu X., Oh, J., Recker, W. (2004) A Calibration Procedure for Microscopic Traffic Simulation, Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting, Preprint CD-ROM, Washington DC, January 11-15, 2004.

 

Traffic control

1. Development of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) Simulation and Paramics / VS-PLUS Integration

In this project, we developed a hardware-in-the-loop traffic simulation tool using Paramics. Econolite AS2 controller and a controller interface device were
used in this development. This project was conducted at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, as sub-award from California PATH Program, UC-Berkeley.

ITS Evaluation

1. Development and Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp Metering

Several adaptive ramp metering algorithms including ALINEA, BOTTLENECK, and ZONE were developed as Paramics pluigns and they were evaluated in the enhanced Paramics environment.

Policy investigation

1. Evaluation of Incorporating Hybrid Vehicle Use of HOV Lanes

The objective of this study is to evaluate the impacts of allowing single-occupant hybrid vehicles into HOV lanes. In this study, a microscopic simulation method isintroduced to investigate California’s proposed hybrid-HOV policy. A microscopic simulation approach is appropriate since it is designed to model the movement and behavior of individual vehicles on urban and highway road networks. The study site is Orange County (OC) freeway network, which includes all the major freeways in Orange County except toll roads, such as I-5, I-405, SR-55, SR-22, SR-57, and SR-91.

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