A Framework Coupling VISSIM and OMNeT++ to Simulate Future Intelligent Transportation Systems

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.2.C23-C29

  • Tibor Petrov
  • Ilya Finkelberg
  • Nina Zarkhin
  • Peter Počta
  • Ľuboš Buzna
  • Ayelet Gal-Tzur
  • Tatiana Kováčiková
  • Tomer Toledo
  • Milan Dado
Keywords: connected vehicles, traffic control, communications reliability, simulation framework

Abstract

With the spread of connected vehicles (CVs), a growth of novel information services exploiting data transmitted by CVs is expected. Wireless communication systems, in particular in vehicular applications, operate with a varying level of transmission reliability, which may affect the quality of V2X-data-driven intelligent transport systems (ITS). Therefore, the performance of ITS should be evaluated in a variety of conditions and the configuration of parameters should be fine-tuned in a safe testbed, using computer simulations. A simple framework is presented, which couples VISSIM traffic simulation and OMNeT++ communication networks simulation in real time, enabling an assessment of the relationship between a communication reliability and transport service quality. A functionality of the framework is demonstrated by applying it to a scheme controlling signalized intersections while estimating traffic flows from the V2I data.

Author Biographies

Tibor Petrov

Department of International Research Projects - ERAdiate+, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Ilya Finkelberg

Transportation Research Institute, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Nina Zarkhin

Transportation Research Institute, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Peter Počta

Department of Multimedia and Information - Communication Technologies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Ľuboš Buzna

Department of International Research Projects - ERAdiate+, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia and Department of Mathematical Methods and Operations Research, Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Ayelet Gal-Tzur

Transportation Research Institute, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Tatiana Kováčiková

Department of International Research Projects - ERAdiate+, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Tomer Toledo

Transportation Research Institute, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Milan Dado

Department of Multimedia and Information - Communication Technologies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Published
2021-04-01
How to Cite
Tibor Petrov, Ilya Finkelberg, Nina Zarkhin, Peter Počta, Ľuboš Buzna, Ayelet Gal-Tzur, Tatiana Kováčiková, Tomer Toledo, & Milan Dado. (2021). A Framework Coupling VISSIM and OMNeT++ to Simulate Future Intelligent Transportation Systems. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 23(2), C23-C29. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.2.C23-C29
Section
Electrical Engineering in Transport