Simsmartmobility Simulation Tool for Innovative Mobility Solutions

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SimSmartMobility–Smart Mobility

Supplementary traffic statistics is made accessible and is on the rise which is utilised in the form of mobility services like parking app or traffic speed advisory service.  The Connecting Mobility programme – of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, together with TNO, TU Delft, intend to create an open platform and simulation tool for Smart Mobility known as `SimsmartMobility’.  SimSmartMobility would be offering quicker perception for instance, on accessibility of a specific city or region.


An initial example of the SimSmartMobility simulation tool is said to be completed towards the end of 2016 and a declaration of intent to that effect had been signed on 11th August. SimSmartMobility is considered for the processof communication and information technology for the purpose of inventive mobility solutions with focus on enhancing accessibility, live ability and safety. Assembling, processing and exchanging this information could enable the vehicle as well as the roadside system – traffic lights, traffic information systems, to be smarter.

The mobility services are established based on this information which the users could use through their car or their smartphone. In its initial stage of growth, the SimSmartMobility simulation tool needs to provide some understanding in the prospective of Smart Mobility services.

Simulation Utilised to Vary Number of People Using Specific Service

The director of TNO Mobility and Logistics, Paul van de Avoort, had explained that `simulations can be  utilised to vary the number of people using a specific service, the percentage of users that adhere to the advice given or the formation of a service, for instance. The effect these variations have on traffic can then be considered.TU Delft Professor of Traffic Simulation and Computing, Hans van Lint, stated that the unique thing about SimSmartMobility was that it is based on scientific research in driving and travel behaviour.

More is yet to be discovered regarding the effects of Smart Mobility and the new knowledge would be automatically incorporated in a tool for road users as well as the industry. This seems to be a fantastic step onwards.

Marja van Strien – Connecting Mobility commented that the open platform and the simulation tool would help the government managers and the policy makers in making substantiated policy and/or decisions based on investments.  For instance, the option of implementing Smart Mobility services and/or other means of measures, the sites where they could be used the most and the potential scenarios.

Progress/Release – Provide/Gain Perception – Smart Mobility

The purpose is for the market parties; knowledge institutions as well as government bodies to equally progress and release the tools and knowledge together, to provide and gain perception in the effects of Smart Mobility.  Close assistance would be required with these parties in the future.

For further development, the cooperating parties have voiced the plan of working on this jointly till at least 2019. TNO, TU Delft and Connecting Mobility, with the combination of this cooperation and the development of the tool, tend to pursue in contributing to the quicker development of SimSmartMobility services not only at the national level, but also at the international level.

They also intend to reinforce the position of Netherland as leader in this emerging arena.The development of the tool, besides benefiting government bodies would also provide Dutch market parties and knowledge institution with an opportunity of promoting their knowledge in this field.

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