LEVITATE predicts the impact of road use pricing in Vienna

LEVITATE aims to predict the societal impacts of connected and automated vehicles by developing an online based Policy Support Tool. In order to provide input for the Tool, one of the case studies, POLIS member Vienna is testing different models to predict the traffic patterns in its territory for the automated transport era. This specific choice model is the very basis for a central descriptive factor of mobility behavior, the “modal split”. It describes the frequency of choices that a population of agents (or people) will make regarding their mode of transport, under given circumstances. The aim of the model is to model road use pricing and investigate its traffic impacts in the inner city.

The article written by one of the project partners Austrian Institute of Technology focuses on the application of an agent-based mobility simulation model which utilizes activity chain descriptions of the simulated agent’s daily objectives. It entails a brief description of the model method, the specific  features of the model, the expectable and intended output of the model, its general assumptions as well as details on two specific areas of interest within the project objectives, namely automated urban transport and road use pricing. Have a look at the whole article here.