Travel Demand Modeling

Principal Investigator(s):

David Levinson, Former U of M Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

Project summary:

Individual travel decisions add up to create large-scale traffic flows. The main objective of this research was to better understand this relationship by using agent-based modeling. The agent-based model focuses on three "agents" in the transportation system (node, arc, traveler) to explore how a driver's goal, knowledge, searching behavior, and learning ability affect travel decisions.


Project details:

  • Project number: 2009047
  • Start date: 07/2001
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow
  • Topics: Data and modeling