No more jams?

Trafx, a Lebanese software company, is claiming that its VISEM transportation system will ease congestion on the region's road by enabling developers to predict more accurately future transportation requirements.

  • E-Mail
By  Zoe Moleshead Published  August 28, 2002

With more and more cars hitting the region’s roads, traffic jams are inevitable, however help is at hand. Lebanese traffic software specialists, Trafx, have developed a traffic simulation and transportation planning software program, which they claim will help planners accurately predict the future transportation needs.

The VISEM transport information system, which runs on Windows 95, 98 and WinNT, works through a serious of calculations related to travel demands and behaviour of population groups, providing activity chains for each specific group.

“The structure of a VISEM project makes it possible to define multiple calculations for a single scenario,” said Hicham Chatila, executive director, Trafx.

“A scenario includes input data, which are land use data and impedance matrices. Based on the input data of the scenario and specific calculation parameters used for demand calculation, output data is generated,” he added.

VISEM will debut at the Gulf Traffic 2002 conference and exhibition, which will take place at the end of October in Dubai’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

“Gulf Traffic is an essential part of our strategy as we want to establish contacts with the region’s decision makers, transportation planners and engineers and share with them VISEM’s state-of-the-art attributes and extensive applications,” said Chatila.

“This is a great tool at the hands of the region’s transportation planners, who need reliable software and in-depth network and mobility data analysis to help them plan future road and mass transit infrastructure,” commented Davyd Farrell, exhibition manager, IIR Exhibitions & Conferences, organiser of Gulf Traffic,

“Having access to accurate future transport demand within a region or an area is essential for analysis and planning of transport networks, especially in the Gulf, where population patterns do not follow a standard urban model and are, thus, hard to predict,” added Farrell.

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code