Vehicle-based Traffic Simulation and DTA
Dynameq is a vehicle-based traffic simulation and dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) that combines mesoscopic and microscopic properties to create traffic simulation fit for planning your city. Dynameq provides scalability from a single congested corridor to an entire city, all without losing detail. Vehicle trajectories over the entire network provide the transparency needed to understand exactly what is happening in the network, wherever and whenever it matters.
3D, 360° Simulation Playback
Seeing is believing. Immersive, interactive simulation playback brings stunning clarity to traffic simulations, from individual vehicles to bottlenecks to route diversion on parallel corridors. Illuminate vehicle route choice in a few clicks and understand how traffic patterns change across the city. Storyboard and share animations with production-quality video recording.
One Model, Many Applications
Detail at Scale. One platform for consistent city-wide traffic planning, from site impact and signal operations to off-corridor diversion and large-scale impacts.
Dynameq simulates individual vehicles with car-following, lane changing and gap acceptance behavior to produce realistic traffic models.
- Signal operations
- Transit signal priority
- Ramp metering
- Interchange configuration
- Active traffic management
DTA model convergence for efficient base year calibration and forecasting on highly congested scenarios.
- Off-corridor diversion
- Induced demand
- Project combinations
- Site Development
- Route choice
The right tools, from a single corridor to an entire city
Spend more time designing solutions and evaluating alternatives. Dynameq is optimized for 64-bit computing, high-performance CPUs and discrete graphics (GPU) allowing you to work with larger simulations and more heavily congested networks.
Future-year demand? No problem
When you want to run demand scenarios reaching out ten, twenty, or thirty years, Dynameq’s assignment methodology provides converged and stable solutions. Rather than seeing gridlocked conditions, you’ll see outputs indicating critical bottlenecks, showing where to direct your attention for fast and efficient model development and calibration.
Use Dynameq’s signal plan generator to produce signals for future scenarios or to fill in missing information from existing signal plans. The signal plan generator can design phases, compute timing parameters and define and synchronize corridors.
Toll modelling toolkit
Dynameq’s generalized-cost assignment makes it easy to create fixed or time-of-day tolls by vehicle class. APIs provide a flexible approach for implementing dynamic, congestion-dependent tolling strategies.
Reliable route choice
Dynameq dynamic user equilibrium (DUE) routing reflects how drivers make decisions based on day-to-day learning and experienced travel times by anticipating congestion on alternative routes.
Transit signal priority and preemption
Dynameq explicitly models transit-actuated signal priority and preemption using early/late green and phase insertion logic.
Streamlined network development
Dynameq streamlines the process of preparing your network in a multitude of ways with robust import/export modules, advanced defaults, intelligent editing functions for intersections and ramps, and much more.
A city, regional or wide area DTA based model provides a unique ability to understand and evaluate not only individual projects, but cumulative systemwide impacts. Download the City of Edmonton Case study to see the range of project analysis supported with their citywide Dynameq model
Evaluate project-specific and/or systematic work-zone related congestion impacts, validate mitigation strategies to support comprehensive transportation management plans.
Dynameq’s generalized-cost assignment makes it easy to implement fixed or time-of-day tolls by vehicle class. Evaluate variable pricing schemes like HOT lanes with customizable APIs for real-time simulation access. Dynameq models have been used to support investment grade toll studies.
Evaluate transit focused developments such as BRT and LRT, along with their impacts both on- and off-corridor, with a suite of features including transit system priority and preemption.
Understand traffic breakdowns and identify innovative, cost-efficient solutions to reduce and eliminate bottlenecks. A well-formulated Dynameq model forms the backbone for a comprehensive decision support system.
Evaluate a wide range of freeway management strategies such as ramp metering, variable speed limits, and hard shoulder running.