gui enhancement

The attributes which can be used to customize lane colors can now also be used to scale their width. This is done in the view customization dialog unter ‘Streets’ -> ‘Scale width’. Shown below is the city of Braunschweig (Brunswick) colored and scaled by speed limit.

scaling_by_speed

version 0.21.0 released

Dear friends and colleagues,
we proudly present the latest release of SUMO.

The major enhancements include:

) Support for pedestrian dynamics:
Integrated into the previously existing inter-modality model, pedestrians may now have own lanes and use a variable dynamics model to move. Uncontrolled as well as controlled crossings are supported and tools from the suite (mainly netconvert) have been extended to support the new structures accordingly. More information can be found here.
) Support for Amitran file exchange formats:
The Amitran project defined a set of exchange formats for road networks, O/D-matrices, vehicular trajectories, and network states. These file types are now supported by the sumo applications.

) A new emission model has been added to SUMO that is based on the HBEFA v3.1 database. (see HBEFA3)
A slightly more comprehensive list of changes is given below, a complete list can be found at the full Changelog

Bugfixes
- Simulation
– The vehicle class {{XML|ignoring}} now properly ignores edge permissions and is allowed to drive anywhere.
– Fix to the computation of the expected time at which vehicles leave an intersection. This results in a minor increase in junction throughput.

- SUMO-GUI
– The time shown in the gui now matches the time found in simulation outputs for the shown vehicle positions.

Enhancements
- Simulation
– Added improved capabilities for pedestrian simulation
– Added option to allow overtaking on the right
– Added option to randomize departure times and for adding flows with randomly distributed departures
– Vehicles with a specified vClass will now get appropriate default values for some of their parameters
– the option –scale can now also handle values > 1 and inserts more vehicles in this case
– added HBEFA3 emission model
– added outputs conforming to the Amitran standards
- SUMO-GUI
– Lanes are now drawn with smooth shapes regardless of geometry (fixed white gaps at corners)
- NETCONVERT
– Added improved capabilities for pedestrian simulation
– Added improved heuristic for importing traffic lights from OSM data
– Can now set a custom junction shape
– can write networks in the Amitran format
- DUAROUTER
– trips and flows now support specifying intermediate edges to use
- OD2TRIPS
– can now read OD matrices in Amitran format
- Tools
– randomTrips.py gained support for pedestrian simulation
– convert almost arbitrary XML outputs (with a given schema) to CSV and protobuf

Other

- Miscellaneous
– Some vClass were added and others renamed. Old definitions will continue to work but some will cause deprecation warnings.

We thank all contributors and wish you much fun with the new release.

All the best,
Jakob, Michael, Marek, Daniel and Melanie

MT-ITS 2015 – call for papers

From MT-ITS (on Wednesday, the 21st of May 2014):

 

Dear Professor!

after the successful meetings in Rome (2009), in Leuven (2011) and in Dresden (2013) we are very pleased to inform you that the 4th International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transport Systems (MT-ITS) will be held in Budapest from the 3rd June to 5th June 2015.

The MT-ITS 2015 conference is organized by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and its topics will include many fields of transportation (urban, road, rail, air, water and logistics).

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers of the MT-ITS 2015 conference, and the website of the conference:

http://mt-its2015.bme.hu/

We are looking forward to your see you in Budapest!

Best regards,

Domokos Esztergár-Kiss (international project coordinator) Dénes Válóczi (local organization) János Tóth (head of department, Transport Technology and Economics) István Varga (dean of faculty, Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering)

CFP Summer School on Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars

From Jérôme Härri (Monday, the 26th of May 2014):

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Call for Student Posters

Summer School on Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars

jointly organized by BMW R&D, EURECOM and TU Munich,

with the support of the Bayerisch-Französische Hochschulzentrum (BFHZ),

the Bureau de Coopération Universitaire de Munich (BCU),

and the Franco-German University (pending)

July 27 August 1st, 2014

Venue: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany

http://www.bmwsummerschool.com/

Submission Deadline (extended): *June 8th 2014*

Autonomous driving is a paramount endeavor for automotive industry leaders such as BMW. Moving towards fully-automated driving, the advantages in driver comfort and safety are obvious. Complex challenges arise from technological prerequisites: enhanced and cooperative data processing, data security, human machine interaction concepts, geo-localization or environmental perception. Common to all these challenges is the seamless exchange of large amounts of local and global mobility-related data, requiring autonomous vehicles to not only be connected to the Internet, but also exchanging data between vehicle- and backend-systems. The fully networked vehicle embedded in the Internet of Things (IoT) leads to new opportunities and research challenges in the area of connected mobility. This includes technical aspects such as highly scalable vehicle electronics, dependable communication systems, big data fusion and driver assistance systems. But also non-technical disciplines such as psychological-, socio-economic-, legal, and business-oriented challenges have to be addressed.

BMW Research and Technology, EURECOM and the Technische Universität München (TUM) jointly organize a Summer School on “Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars” at lake Tegernsee, Bavaria. The objective of this Summer School is to bring together leading experts in connected mobility from both industry and academia, as well as PhD students and junior scientists. We jointly discuss and work on key challenges ahead of us for expected societal, economic, and technological changes that impact life and industry on the topic of ”Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars”.

BMW Research and Technology, EURECOM and TUM solicit high quality and highly innovative posters (not full papers) from PhD candidates in the following categories:

  • Vehicular cloud architectures & services
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Dependable communication technologies (such as DSRC, LTE/LTE-A, pulse radio, visible light)
  • Scalable on-board electronics
  • Data semantics, data fusion, classification & re-construction
  • Sensor and actuator integration, environmental perception & vehicular control
  • Cognition and driver behavior
  • Security and privacy
  • Business and societal changes, new innovative applications based on autonomous vehicles
  • Legal framework and socio-economic acceptance

Your submission will be reviewed to assess qualification and relevance for the Summer School. Full applications also require a CV, a letter of motivation, master degree certificate and a brief description of your PhD topic. A list of references is also highly appreciated. Travel support will be awarded by BMW for selected applications. Students with accepted posters will have the opportunity to present their work in front of leading experts from industry and academia.

Further details on the Summer School and the Poster submission process may be found on the following website: http://www.bmwsummerschool.com/

Or by contacting:  summerschool2014@bmwgroup.com

 

With Best Regards,

Jérôme Härri

SUMO 2014 Conference Program Online

The final version of the conference program for this years SUMO conference ‘Modeling Mobility with Open Data’ is now online.
The presentations cover a wide range from traffic network preparation to parallelization, traffic lights and even cyclists and railway topics are covered.

If you did not register yet, there are still some places available.

See you in Berlin!

Veranstaltungsankündigung „Krise trifft Verkehr – Wissenschaft trifft Praxis am 30.10.2014 in Köln (german only)

„Krise trifft Verkehr – Wissenschaft trifft Praxis“ ist das Motto eines Workshops, den das Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK) und das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) am 30.10.2014 am DLR-Standort Köln veranstalten. Ziel der Konferenz ist ein intensiver Dialog zwischen Bevölkerungsschützern und Wissenschaftlern. Dabei stehen sowohl Möglichkeiten und Potentiale neuer Forschungsergebnisse und Entwicklungsrichtungen als auch technische und organisatorische Randbedingungen bei der Anwendung im Bevölkerungsschutz im Zentrum der Betrachtung.

Den geplanten Ablauf sowie inhaltliche Details können Sie dem Informationsblatt  entnehmen.

Ansprechpartner:

Frau Nebbo, BBK (Tel.: 0228 99 550 2050, E-Mail: roschan.nebbo@bbk.bund.de) sowie Herr Hohloch, DLR (Tel.: 030 67055 323, E-Mail: marc.hohloch@dlr.de)

 

CFP Summer School on Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars, co-organized by BMW R&D, EURECOM, TU Munich

From Jérôme Härri on Wednesday, the 26 of March, 2014:

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Call for Student Posters

Summer School on Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars

jointly organized by BMW R&D, EURECOM and TU Munich,

with the support of the Bayerisch-Französische Hochschulzentrum (BFHZ),

the Bureau de Coopération Universitaire de Munich (BCU),

and the Franco-German University (pending)

July 27 August 1st, 2014

Venue: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany

 

http://www.bmwsummerschool.com/

—————————————————————————————————————————————–

Autonomous driving is a paramount endeavor for automotive industry leaders such as BMW. Moving towards fully-automated driving, the advantages in driver comfort and safety are obvious. Complex challenges arise from technological prerequisites: enhanced and cooperative data processing, data security, human machine interaction concepts, geo-localization or environmental perception. Common to all these challenges is the seamless exchange of large amounts of local and global mobility-related data, requiring autonomous vehicles to not only be connected to the Internet, but also exchanging data between vehicle- and backend-systems. The fully networked vehicle embedded in the Internet of Things (IoT) leads to new opportunities and research challenges in the area of connected mobility. This includes technical aspects such as highly scalable vehicle electronics, dependable communication systems, big data fusion and driver assistance systems. But also non-technical disciplines such as psychological-, socio-economic-, legal, and business-oriented challenges have to be addressed.

BMW Research and Technology, EURECOM and the Technische Universität München (TUM) jointly organize a Summer School on “Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars” at lake Tegernsee, Bavaria. The objective of this Summer School is to bring together leading experts in connected mobility from both industry and academia, as well as PhD students and junior scientists. We jointly discuss and work on key challenges ahead of us for expected societal, economic, and technological changes that impact life and industry on the topic of ”Autonomous Driving in the Internet of Cars”.

BMW Research and Technology, EURECOM and TUM solicit high quality and highly innovative posters (not full papers) from PhD candidates in the following categories:

  • Vehicular cloud architectures & services
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Dependable communication technologies (such as DSRC, LTE/LTE-A, pulse radio, visible light)
  • Scalable on-board electronics
  • Data semantics, data fusion, classification & re-construction
  • Sensor and actuator integration, environmental perception & vehicular control
  • Cognition and driver behavior
  • Security and privacy
  • Business and societal changes, new innovative applications based on autonomous vehicles
  • Legal framework and socio-economic acceptance

Your submission will be reviewed to assess qualification and relevance for the Summer School. Full applications also require a CV, a letter of motivation, master degree certificate and a brief description of your PhD topic. A list of references is also highly appreciated. Travel support will be awarded by BMW for selected applications. Students with accepted posters will have the opportunity to present their work in front of leading experts from industry and academia.

Further details on the Summer School and the Poster submission process may be found on the following website: http://www.bmwsummerschool.com/

Or by contacting:  summerschool2014@bmwgroup.com

With Best Regards,

Jérôme Härri