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Dynameq provides an industry-leading mesoscopic traffic simulation and dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) procedure that makes it the ideal choice for a range of model applications and evaluations including congestion relief strategies, corridor and lane management, construction mitigation, transit design, traffic impact studies, emissions modelling, event planning and much more.

The best choice to model wide-area traffic networks

Dynameq is the best choice of software to model route choice and traffic patterns under congested conditions, from CBDs to commuter corridors and larger urban networks. It provides a unique mesoscopic traffic simulation that moves individual vehicles and captures lane-based effects in far more detail than other approaches. And its highly-tuned dynamic traffic assignment procedure reliably provides the dynamic user equilibrium (DUE) route-choice required for professional calibrations and meaningful scenario evaluations.

Dynameq in practice—well documented success

With an impressive and growing portfolio of successful applications, widely held critical acclaim for its scientific basis, and the highest modelling scores in recent evaluations, Dynameq should be on every planner’s and modeller’s short list.

If you are seriously considering wide-area traffic simulation, or a smaller area with significant route choice, you owe it to yourself and your project to consider the original and the best. Please contact us so we can share Dynameq scoping guidelines and estimation tools that will help make your project a success.

Dynameq and DTA; A primer

Those getting started with DTA should consider reading the DTA Primer, a volunteer effort coordinated by the U.S. Transportation Research Board supported by the direct involvement of industry and academic leaders, including INRO. The DTA primer provides a software-neutral perspective on the rationale, promise and application of DTA models.

Dynameq meets every criterion laid out by the DTA Primer; it is a bona-fide simulation-based DTA in every sense. Yet Dynameq remains highly differentiated, in capability, methodology and performance, from every other solution on the market. The facts below are just some of the important Dynameq differences.

Traffic simulation: the difference is in the details

Dynameq’s traffic simulation is often referred to as mesoscopic due to the larger scale of network that can be calibrated; however, it bears far more similarity to the detail and fidelity of a microsimulation than other mesoscopic approaches. Dynameq moves individual vehicles on lanes, with car-following models, gap-acceptance models and explicit signal timings.

Why is this important? Because this is the only way to capture the true causes of congestion – the crossing, merging and lane-changing, or conflicts, of vehicle trajectories that occur naturally at intersections and on roadways. Without this detail, you cannot reproduce realistic queuing behavior. With Dynameq, modelers are not required to manually adjust capacity restrictions; the model will do this for you.

Comprehensive dynamic routing

Dynamic routing must be more than just route choices that change in time; we believe that a true dynamic routing model must reflect how real drivers make decisions. And this requires fully simulated travel times on complete paths from origin to destination.

This is why the Dynameq traffic simulator is an important innovation. It runs blindingly fast, with a car-by-car simulation that runs orders of magnitude faster than real-time. The result is a foundation for reliable wide-area dynamic routing and simulation. With Dynameq the full area is simulated comprehensively, so routing reflects true traffic dynamics throughout.

With Dynameq, you can rest assured that DTA convergence represents a well-routed, truly dynamic model. Whether your study area is a congested city or just a few city blocks your model will run, reliably and fast, so you can get your job done.

Stands alone, but not stand-alone—everything you need for your project

Dynameq stands on its own as leading software for mesoscopic traffic simulation and dynamic traffic assignment. It includes dedicated software features for mesoscopic data management, editing, visualization, and analysis tools. And although it represents a novel approach to a new problem, not an add-on or patch to an existing system, it integrates seamlessly with the Emme travel demand forecasting software, or other software through completely open interfaces and APIs.

Even users historically familiar with software from other vendors have chosen Dynameq because it saves them time and gets real results. And every Dynameq license is backed by INRO’s legendary technical support, including data conversion services that will help you get started quickly.

When you are serious about wide area traffic simulation

When you are ready to join the growing base of Dynameq users that are already succeeding with real projects please contact us. Dynameq provides everything you need to model, calibrate and apply the best mesoscopic traffic simulation and dynamic traffic assignment methodology to real-world projects with proven success.

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