TMIP Exploratory Modeling and Analysis Tool (TMIP EMAT)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Exploratory Modeling and Simulation

Emerging autonomous and connected vehicle technology, new mobility services, and changing travel behavior will potentially have significant impacts on future surface transportation operations and travel demand. This presents both opportunities and challenges for state and regional agencies; the primary challenge is to understand the scope of impacts and interactions and the implications on traditional planning strategies. The potential impacts due to changing travel behavior and emerging technologies call for a more comprehensive and exploratory approach to planning future mobility. The objective of this project is to develop a tool that will help agencies to understand the impact that the rapid technological evolution such as connected and automated vehicles has on the movement of people and goods on surface transportation system in an exploratory / experimental manner to support real-world planning needs. Ultimately, the tool will help agencies to gain insights of potential, possible, plausible, probable or preferred futures.