Flötteröd, G., Chen, Y., Rieser, M., and Nagel, K.

Behavioral calibration of a large-scale travel behavior microsimulation

Speaker: Gunnar

12th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research (IATBR)

December 17, 2009

We report on the application and calibration of a fully disaggregate (agent-based) transport simulation for the metropolitan area of Zurich. The application of a novel calibration technique yields cross-validation results that are competitive with any state-of-the-art four-step model. The added value of the proposed modeling/calibration approach is that the transport simulation equilibrates not only route choice but all-day travel behavior, which is in its entirety calibrated from traffic counts.

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