Fujitsu wide-area traffic simulation system reproduces in real-time the behavior of tens of thousands of vehicles located across a wide area of roadway
Fujitsu today announced the development of a wide-area traffic simulation system that reproduces in real-time the behavior of tens of thousands of vehicles located across a wide area of roadway, and enables users to virtually ride inside of one of the vehicles and drive it.The new simulator makes it possible to verify in advance the effectiveness of a variety of traffic policies designed to improve traffic flow. The system collects computational results needed to generate an image of the driver’s field of vision 60 times per second, and then produces a video in real-time.This enables users to virtually experience what it is like to drive on a wide area of roadway.
In addition, through virtual driving experience, users can evaluate the effectiveness of these policies and discover problem areas from the actual driver’s perspective, making it possible to design appropriate policies that are tailored to the traffic conditions. These efforts will support the creation of a transportation system that is safe, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly, in addition to being acceptable to users.